Events

Sustainable Seas Trust’s cordially invites you to attend the following events:

18

June 2019

Christina Dixon

Global Campaign Lead
World Animal Protection

The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 3 presents:

Tackling the ghosts in our oceans: Creating a circular economy for fishing gear

A presentation exploring the challenges and opportunities for managing end of life fishing gear, including case studies of projects from around the world and the work of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.

18 June 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Christina Dixon

Webinar

19

June 2019

Julie Myra Alego

Waste Education Project Coordinator
Watamu Marine Association

The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 3 presents:

Community based waste management and recycling enterprises

Community dynamic plastic waste value chains, local communities in Kenyan coastal resort towns can play a significant role in waste management and reducing marine litter in their local area.

19 June 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Julie Myra Alego

Webinar

20

June 2019

Saliem Haider

Manager: Solid Waste Mangement
Stellenbosh Municipiality

The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 3 presents:

When day Zero is a reality for landfill disposal, and when lifestyle changes msut become the norm in terms of waste minimisation

Stellenbosch Landfill is soon to exhaust it’s landfil airspace capacity, and although a new cell will be developed to cater for landfilling for the next 18-40 years, it will at least take 3-4 years to have this cell operational. In the interim waste will have to be transported at huge costs until then, but this affords everyone the opportunity to relook at their lifestyles, and take waste minimisation more seriously. Part of the initiatives include revolutionising the dependence on miberal-based plastic bags, and switching over to compostable biodegradable bags. A current crisis could thus turn into a huge positive for the town.

20 June 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Saliem Haider

Webinar

21

June 2019

Fiona Preston-Whyte

Marine Litter data analyst

Dr Adil Bakir

Marine litter scientist

The African Waste Academy’s Webinar Series 3 presents:

Data, in support of institutional and individual behavior change regarding marine litter

The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) is a global programme encompassing scientific monitoring, education and ultimately the reduction of marine litter. Linking Europe, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa with comparable results on both macro and micro litter studies. This collaborative progrmme aims to reduce the amount of litter entering the marine environment, through fostering knowledge transfer of expertise and practical solutions locally, regionally and globally. Thus, contributing towards making our oceans cleaner, healthier and more sustainable. During this webinar we will present the data results of the Pacific and Caribbean leg of the project showing the support of data in policy decisions, as well as focusing in on our micro plastic technique, comparing the results between United Kingdom and South Pacific waters.

21 June 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Fiona Preston-Whyte & Dr Adil Bakir

Webinar

20-23

April 2020

The second
International Conference
of the African Marine Waste Network

Towards zero plastics to the seas of Africa

Plastics touch the lives of everyone, everywhere, every day. It is a wonderful material, but poorly managed. This conference is for everyone, for those from different disciplines to work together Towards Zero Plastics to the Sea and for those people of Africa who will become part of the movement and ultimate beneficiaries. 

20 – 23 April 2020

The Boardwalk Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Past Events

Conferences
Conference 2017
Conference 2017

Conference 2017

The inaugural African Marine Waste Conference took place July 9th - 13th, 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The conference was attended by approximately 230 delegates from 9 African states and a further 10 countries from other continents. The conference was a...

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