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...
Watch our Youth Waste Network Launch on SABC TV

Watch our Youth Waste Network Launch on SABC TV

Young people are upping the ante in the fight against plastic pollution in our oceans. The African Youth Waste Network has been launched in Nelson Mandela Bay. It was launched on 29 October, 2018, at Nelson Mandela University, and was attended by dignitaries including...
Youth, you can beat plastic pollution!

Youth, you can beat plastic pollution!

‘Young people have an incredibly important role [when it comes to plastic pollution], but you must get on top of it!’ This good-natured order came from Derek Hanekom, Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, at the launch of the African Youth Waste Network in Port...
The problem of plastic pollution is systemic

The problem of plastic pollution is systemic

Plastic is everywhere, in what we wear, covering the things and food we buy, in the tyres on which we drive, it’s even in the teabags we steep in water. We use it all the time in ways we don’t even know, and yet we feel righteous saying no to a plastic straw or bag....
Meet the Map Makers: Rick Bonnier

Meet the Map Makers: Rick Bonnier

Rick-Ernest Bonnier of Clean Ocean, member of the African Marine Waste Network Rick-Ernest Bonnier, 27, wants to change the world. In particular, he wants to rid it of the scourge of plastic pollution that is enveloping marine life around the globe – and floating in...