Enabling Africa’s blue economy by harnessing the power of collaboration

Helping to protect Africa’s seas for her people through sustainable waste management practices. Join our network for a flourishing blue economy for all.

Together, we’ll sustain Africa’s seas.

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A collaborative approach

Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) puts Africa’s people at the centre of what we do. Our work goes beyond cleaning up Africa’s seas for the future. We’re building up – partnering to empower people with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to enable and embrace Africa’s blue economy. Our powerful, well-structured, multi-pronged approach focuses on Research, Development and Monitoring, Education and Capacity Building, Community Upliftment and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement. Explore our approach to see how you could be a part of creating a sustainable future for Africa.

Protecting our sea by starting on land

To prevent pollution from reaching the sea, we network across Africa. Use our interactive map to find recycling businesses, research centres, education sites and more.

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African countries involved

141

resources developed

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African recycling sites included

15.5

tonnes of waste diverted

Our accountability in action

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Responsibility and guidance

We provide clear guidance, training, and support to ensure ethical management and sustained implementation.

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Governance and compliance

Structured leadership and adherence to legal standards ensure robust governance and compliance within operations.

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Ethical standards and transparency

Appropriate action, responsible conduct, and transparency through publicly accessible documents.

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Our Partners

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Our Core Funder

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Our Partners

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Driving Africa’s sustainable future

SST is a science-based organisation inspiring individuals, organisations, and communities to become passionate and committed custodians of Africa’s seas through an Africa-wide network empowered by research, education, economic upliftment, and collaboration, driving the
blue economy.

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Guidebook

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ALDFG in Africa: Best Practice Guide

A collaborative, Africa-focused guide to implementing global best practices for the prevention, mitigation and remediation of ALDFG in Africa.

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Guidebook

ALDFG in Africa: Best Practice Guide

A collaborative, Africa-focused guide to implementing global best practices for the prevention, mitigation and remediation of ALDFG in Africa.

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Manuals

Sample Preparation Manual: Sediment Sample Collection and Preparation for the Analysis of Plastic-Related Pollutants

An additional chapter to the Sample Preparation Manual is now available. This chapter aims to provide guidance for researchers and scientists on the methods for...

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Manuals

African Marine Litter Monitoring Manual, Second Edition

This second edition of the manual introduces new methods to assess litter upstream, including land-based sources and waterways.

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