Research & Publications



ALDFG in Africa: Best Practice Guide

A collaborative, Africa-focused guide to implementing global best practices for the prevention, mitigation and remediation of ALDFG in Africa.

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Sample Preparation Manual: Sediment Sample Collection and Preparation for the Analysis of Plastic-Related Pollutants

An additional chapter to the Sample Preparation Manual is now available. This chapter aims to provide guidance for researchers and scientists on the methods for...

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African Marine Litter Monitoring Manual, Second Edition

This second edition of the manual introduces new methods to assess litter upstream, including land-based sources and waterways.


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Implementing land-based litter surveys through visual inspection of imagery using unmanned aerial vehicles

Understanding the location of dumping sites, or where littering occurs, is needed for effective and efficient waste management efforts. South Africa experiences...

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Metals and co-presence of other pollutants in mussels (Perna perna) around Algoa Bay: Human consumption safety concerns

Elevated metal concentrations can become harmful to marine organisms and to humans that consume them. Metal concentrations at multiple sites around Algoa Bay, S...



Sample Preparation Manual for the Analysis of Plastic-related Pollutants

The occurrence of plastics in the natural environment has been reported from the most remote places on earth. As such, there is growing global concern about the...

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Occurrence of bisphenols and benzophenone UV filters in wild brown mussels (Perna perna) from Algoa Bay in South Africa

Bisphenols and benzophenone UV filters are contaminants present in a wide variety of plastic materials and consumer products. The scientific attention towards t...

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The first baseline estimation of marine litter in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Data on marine litter is crucial to guide waste management but is scarce in third-world countries such as South Africa. We established the first baseline measur...



African Marine Litter Monitoring Manual, First Edition

Universally, concerns are mounting over the ubiquitous increase in plastic in waterways and oceans of the world. It is commonly stated that about 80% of plastic...

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