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Minister Creecy calls for reduction of marine pollution through sustainable practices

# Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment minister, Barbara Creecy, has urged citizens to play their part in minimising marine pollution by adopting sustainable practices. These include reducing littering, participating in beach clean-ups, and recycling materials. Oceans influence weather patterns, support diverse ecosystems, and provide livelihoods for millions of people worldwide, including 40-percent of South Africa’s population residing within 100 kilometres of the coastline. Creecy says much of the world’s oceans remain unexplored, emphasising the need for increased awareness and conservation efforts.