Events

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

20

August 2019

Carol Maione

Project leader
Social Innovation Teams

Nicolò Ceruti

Project Manager
Social Innovation Teams

Webinar 1 presented by Carol Maione and Nicolò Ceruti

Marine plastic pollution has become a growing concern over the past years due to wide circulation of plastic products. Especially on small islands like Zanzibar, Tanzania, the tourism sector heavily contributed to distribution and import of plastics. As local waste management systems develop at a much slower pace, Zanzibar is facing environmental issues from plastic litter being discharged on its beaches and directly in the ocean, as well as the urgency to reduce uncontrolled littering practices drastically. This study uses analytical data on material flows and end-of-life management of plastics waste throughout the urban area of Stone Town and the coastal area of Nungwi to support behavioral changes, awareness of the problems and opportunities stemming from plastics waste, and policy alternatives to reduce marine littering in the short run.

20 August 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Carol Maione and Nicolò Ceruti

Webinar

21

August 2019

Kara Levy

Marketing Officer
PETCO

Webinar 2 presented by Kara Levy

National Geographic’s June 2018 issue entitled, ‘Planet or Plastic?’, identified plastic in the marine environment as one of our greatest global challenges. It’s true that plastic has become a concern for citizens, government officials and NGOs alike, but we cannot deny that this versatile material has a valuable role to play in society, and especially in growing the economy.

How are we going to feed, clothe and house 7.7 billion people without plastic?

There is so much confusion about what packaging is really being recycled in South Africa and what is destined for landfill from the outset. For recycling to be successful, and to truly contribute towards a circular economy, these are the facts that we as consumers need to know.

21 August 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Kara Levy

Webinar

27

August 2019

Ian Dommisse

Founder
The EcoBrick Exchange

Webinar 3 presented by Ian Dommisse from Ecobrick Exchange

This session will be a mixture of practical skills and project advice for anyone thinking of starting their own small project. Attendees will learn:

  • How to make an EcoBrick
  • How to tell when an EcoBrick is finished
  • What can be build with EcoBricks
  • How to make an EcoBlock
  • What to consider when starting an environmental protection project
  • Some approaches towards implementing sustainable behavioural change
  • Here’s a link to a clip that came out covering Ecobrick’s workshop with Adidas and the Orlando Pirates

27 August 2019

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15:30 SAST (GMT +2)

Ian Dommisse

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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