SABC News visits the Plastic Colloquium in Boksburg, Gauteng to find out more about the effects of plastic on the environment. The two-day Plastic Colloquium is taking place in Boksburg, Gauteng on Thursday and Friday.
[Watch] Effects of plastic on environment and livestock
Plastic effects both the environment and livestock. Long periods of drought in parts of South Africa has resulted in livestock eating plastic due to a shortage grass.
[WATCH] Minister Barbara Creecy hosts Plastic Colloquium
The Department of Environmental Affairs is currently holding a two- day plastic colloquium, east of Johannesburg to see how they can address this crisis. Last year the Department indicated that they were looking at possibly reviewing legislation with the view of phasing out the use of harmful plastics.