SA student’s ocean pollution poster grabs international attention

Daily Vox writer, SHAAZIA EBRAHIM, reports that a South African student’s poster has been selected to raise global awareness about the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. University of Pretoria (UP) student, Sascha Saddul’s work was one of ten selected for the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference exhibition in New York.

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Plastic waste can drive circular economies

Desperate people who rummage for goods in rubbish bins, municipal dumps and landfill sites represent an untapped workforce that could help prevent vast amounts of plastic ending up in the ocean. So says world renowned environmental engineer and expert on marine waste, Dr Jenna Jambeck. FRED KOCKOTT and DIONY LALIEU report. Continue reading “Plastic waste can drive circular economies”

Sights set on Durban becoming a Whale Heritage Site

In celebrating World Ocean Day this week, Durban South Tourism, Sodurba, launched its whaling history tours in association with various stakeholders, including Wildlands’ WhaleTime project which engages the public in monitoring the migration of the marine mammal along the KZN coast from June to December each year. Continue reading “Sights set on Durban becoming a Whale Heritage Site”

SA in global drive to deal with plastic blight

In KwaZulu-Natal, the endemic plastic litter problem, extending from city streets to communities in river catchment areas, becomes obscene after heavy rains, our beaches clogged with vast amounts of plastic waste. But it need not be this way, say Plastics SA sustainability director Douw Steyn and Catherine Constantinides, head of Miss Earth South Africa’s leadership programme.  Click here to read this story as published in today’s Sunday Tribune.

 

 

 

 

 

Plastics SA launches Operation Clean Sweep

Today Plastics SA launched the South African chapter of Operation Clean Sweep at a World Oceans Day function at Ushaka Sea World. The initiative, originally conceived by the Global Plastic Alliance, forms part of a worldwide drive to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean. Zamo Phungula reports Continue reading “Plastics SA launches Operation Clean Sweep”

World Oceans Day sparks innovation

Around the globe, people are uniting around a serious decline of the health of our oceans, many of them coming up with innovative solutions.

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Roving Reporters looks at what is happening at the United Nations through to public events taking place in Durban.

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Whale sculpture highlights plastic pollution threats

In promoting the World Whale Conference in Durban later this month, an art initiative, Creations for Cetaceans, is helping school children make whale sculptures from recycled ocean waste. Roving Reporters Ocean Watch ambassador, Diony Lalieu, reports. Continue reading “Whale sculpture highlights plastic pollution threats”