Three days was the time it took for the West African leg of the “Arctic Sunrise”, the ice breaking ship of the NGO Greenpeace, to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole to raise awareness about ocean protection.

Greenpeace presented a report on the environmental and…

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The ports are not suitable for very high capacity vessels because of the shallowness of most of them. Another problem is debris in the waters. About 80 per cent of marine litter is believed to be plastics. The problem is not limited to Nigeria.

For instance,  reports and…

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It is that time fo the year again! Yes, the local plastics industry will once again demonstrate its commitment to cleaning up the environment with the annual Clean-up and Recycle SA Week taking place from 16 to 21 September 2019.

This year, various events will take place all…

Read more: Clean-up and Recycle SA Week 2019: Here’s how you can get involved

Plastics are part of our everyday lifestyles, and their release into the environment is yet another serious global environmental crisis impacting the ecosystem and related services. 


A South African student holds a container of small plastic items picked out of Decorator Sea Urchins during a beach cleanup…

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Beach and surrounding areas of Kilifi’s Vipingo stand to benefit from a cleanup exercise set for September 21.


Hundreds of participants will come together to volunteer support in cleaning up the beach and surrounding areas.

The event will be marked with the official opening of the #1M Recycling…

Read more: Residents unite to fight pollution along beach

An annual survey of Cape Town’s rivers has uncovered “appalling” levels of pollution in the city’s waterways.


Picture is for illustrative purposes. A dead bird can be seen in the Kaalfontein wetland. Birds and ducks are often still seen along the river but there no longer seems to…

Read more: Paddlers discover ‘sea of plastic’ in Cape Town river