A big green high five to the Fish Hoek Arcade Pick n Pay family store for their new `Recycling Center ‘.
Locals now have somewhere convenient to take their old CFL light bulbs, batteries, ink cartridges and plastic bags. The former three contain varying amounts of heavy metals which are extremely harmful to the environment and which also have serious implications for our health when they are not responsibly disposed of. All around the world, heavy metals are increasingly being found in our freshwater systems and our food. There is increasing awareness about the heavy metal contamination of some of our inshore fish species. Contamination of our ground water, our seas and soil as a result of careless disposal of pollutants gives the old adage: “What goes round comes around “, a whole new meaning.
It is up to us. Let’s get into the habit of collecting our old CFL light bulbs, batteries, ink cartridges and plastic bags and remember to take them with when we go to Pick n Pay Fish Hoek.