Waves of PLASTIC crash towards litter-strewn South African beach, with hundreds of bottles and other waste washed onto the shore in grim illustration of pollution
- Josh Redman captured the shocking footage at an unnamed beach near Durban
- In the clip, the sea carries huge amounts of plastic waste towards polluted shore
- Hundreds of plastic bottles can be seen thrown around in the choppy seawater
- Mr Redman has called on the government to deal with what he called a ‘crisis’
Shocking footage shows waves of plastic crashing on a litter-strewn beach in South Africa.
Josh Redman filmed the polluted water at an undisclosed spot near Durban, the country’s third biggest city.
In the video, the sea carries huge amounts of waste towards an already contaminated shoreline.
Josh Redman captured the shocking footage (pictured) at an unnamed beach near the city of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal
Hundreds of bottles can be seen thrown around in the choppy water as it washes towards the rubbish-covered beach.
Mr Redman said: ‘This is the result of our big summer rains flushing out all the pollution that had build up on riverbanks over our dry season which is our Winter.
‘This has happened time and time again and our government are not dealing with it as the crisis it is.
In the video, the sea carries huge amounts of plastic waste towards the already polluted shore
‘There need to be some international pressure put on them to work towards a solution because trying to get something done from ground level here in South Africa is impossible.
‘This is Durban’s main river mouth and it is also the biggest contributor of plastic pollution into the ocean in South Africa’.
It is unclear if the local government has taken action against the disposal of rubbish in the area.
It is unclear if the local government have taken action against the disposal of rubbish in the area. Pictured: The waste in the sea
During heavy flooding earlier this year, the Port of Durban was covered by a deluge of plastic waste that had washed off the city.
A 30-second clip, which was filmed on April 26, was taken from on-board a boat showing that the sea was no longer visible beneath the mass of debris, wood and plastic.