2nd African Marine Debris Summit

The 2nd African Marine Debris Summit, which took place in Cape Town from 3 – 5 June 2015, once again highlighted that most of the litter that reaches our marine environment originates from our actions on land. Plastics|SA is a committed and key partner in efforts aimed at understanding the issues around marine debris within the South African context. The summit forms part of this growing partnership and it enables us to share and learn from our fellow African coastal countries.

Presentations by specialists in the field are available to download:

Day 1

Day 2

A quantitative analysis of microplastic pollution along the south-eastern coastline of South Africa (H Nel, W Froneman) Resource Efficiency through Plastics Products (Prof C Bonten)
The roadmap Paper and Packaging Industry Waste Management Plan (C Muller) Biobased Polymers from Renewable Resources (Prof C Bonten)
Plastic debris beached on three coral reef islands in the Indian Ocean Degradation of Plastics – Risk & Chances (Prof Bonten)
Cigarette Butt Monitoring Project (S Van Wyk)
Integrated Catchment Management Programme (C Rhoda)
Plastic Pollution in Paradise: evaluating the source and impact of beach litter from Plettenberg Bay to Nature’s Valley
Marine Debris – Plastics Industry Support (D Steyn)
Waste and marine debris in the Seychelles and possible links to the food contamination ( J Bijoux) Operation Clean Sweep (M Taylor)
Turtle Rehabilitation (K Rockstroh) Plastics Recycling (A Pretorius)
The State of Marine Debris in SA (Prof P Ryan)  Post Event Press Release