Save the date
For the Second International Conference of the African Marine Waste Network
Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa
23-27 May 2022, Boardwalk Convention Centre, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Who we are
Sustainable Seas Trust is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that supports and connects communities across Africa through research, education, enterprise development and growing awareness about ocean conservation and plastic pollution. We also build networks, for sharing information and support, focused on waste management. Through our events and projects, the African Marine Waste Network, Hope Spots and Marine Education, we are bringing like-minded and passionate people together, locally and internationally, to manage the issues of plastic waste in Africa.
Why our work is important: Africa has some of the most exquisite, biodiverse and marine-rich coastlines in the world. We need to protect them. Waste-focused studies predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic littering Africa and entering its seas than any other continent. This vast pollution, combined with habitat destruction and over-fishing, stands to collapse the ocean’s ecosystems. That is not only a threat to our environment/ oceans, but also to us humans. In addition, addressing poverty and human health are fundamental in the fight against marine pollution. Healthy communities lead to a healthy environment.
To grow a network of stakeholders in the conservation and waste-management sectors to facilitate best practices around conservation of Africa’s seas, and the management of waste at source, before it flows into them.
SST protects Africa’s oceans through education on plastic waste, conservation and fostering enterprise development
African Marine Waste Network
Our AMWN works to develop better waste-management strategies in Africa and foster enterprise development.
These are marine areas of ecological and biodiversity significance around the world. There are six Hope Spots in South Africa.
Our programmes teach people about the coastal ecosystem and the effects of plastic pollution.
This is all that should be floating in the ocean
Plastic pollution has a huge negative impact on the marine ecosystem. Our programmes work towards tackling plastic pollution at its source: on land.
From our Blog
The AYWN celebrates World Environment Day by challenging youth across Africa to clean-up their communities.
OCS celebrates the collection of two tonnes of litter in their second newsletter. For all the latest updates, check out the June newsletter today.
Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janine Osborne as CEO-Elect. With experience working in the NGO, corporate, government, and not-for-profit company sectors, as well as a deep understanding of and passion for consumer...
Sustainable Seas Trust’s (SST) African Youth Waste Network (AYWN) has a vision: to bring the youth of Africa together in a dynamic network that works Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa. The AYWN's plan is to create teams – or committees – of passionate youth...
To equip kids to be more environmentally conscious and live sustainably, they first need to understand the intrinsic beauty and of value nature, and why every person has the responsibility to protect it. SST’s holiday clubs and coastal excursions aim to do just that:...
Operation Clean Spot celebrates its launch with the release of the first Operation Clean Spot newsletter.