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.