STOP! : Survey Techniques for Observing Plastics

STOP! : Survey Techniques for Observing Plastics

The year has started off with a big bang, as PhD candidate Steve Allen of the ACU Blue Charter Fellowship and Dr Deonie Allen teamed up with SST member Kerry Moss to shed light on the plastic crisis in Africa. Steve Allen and Dr Deonie Allen, from the University of...
The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 1

The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 1

Together sharing skills and knowledge towards achieving Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa On the 12th, 13th and 14th of February 2019, the African Waste Academy kick started the first series of its webinar programme. The webinars included a showcase of the...
Environmental educators taking action

Environmental educators taking action

Why are children losing their connection to nature? In South Africa for example, we have the third-highest level of biodiversity in the world due to our country’s unique physical features such as having two different oceans – the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean....
A global view on ghost gear

A global view on ghost gear

Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG or ghost gear) is one of the major sources of marine pollution. It not only threatens marine wildlife through entanglement and continued catching of target and non-target species, called “ghost fishing”, but is also a...
Norway Grants SST Interim Funding

Norway Grants SST Interim Funding

This last quarter of 2018 has been excellent for Sustainable Seas Trust: not only did it successfully launch the African Youth Waste Network in Port Elizabeth on 29 October, it was also granted bridging finance at an event in Cape Town on 2 November. This funding came...
The web of plastic pollution

The web of plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is a spider’s web of a problem: there are so many difficult elements, each a fly stuck on connecting strands that lead to a scary centre – unless we begin to get unstuck. The problem is where does one begin? A small group of representatives from...