Artists collect and clean washed-up flip-flops, then shape and carve the material into pieces of art. The proceeds provide steady income for about 130 Kenyan residents and go to beach cleanups, vocational/educational programs and conservation efforts.



Longtime Ponte Vedra Beach resident and global entrepreneur Erin Smith has returned…

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The conservancy urges all concerned citizens, environmental activists, conservancy organisations and fishermen to attend.



The Umbango River Conservancy (URC) will hold its seventh annual general meeting at Gate Ministries in Port Shepstone this Saturday, November 16 at 2pm.

The guest speaker is Brent Addison. Mr Addison, one of…

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More than 640,000 tonnes of nets, lines, pots and traps used in commercial fishing are dumped and discarded in the sea every year, according to the United Nations (UN). That's roughly the same weight as 55,000 double-decker buses. All of the equipment left in the water is known…

Read more: Ocean plastic: Abandoned fishing nets are endangering marine animals

African ocean-impact catalyst OceanHub is launching in Cape Town in a bid to tap into the city’s startup scene to find solutions to major environmental problems.

OceanHub Africa is on a mission to help existing ocean-minded initiatives grow by providing them with the resources they need to succeed…

Read more: Cape Town’s OceanHub seeks entrepreneurial solution to ocean crisis

Watch The Ocean Cleanup unveil its new automated system The Interceptor, which will be deployed to catch plastic debris in rivers before it reaches our oceans.

The Ocean Cleanup, which launched a system last year to clear away the Great Pacific Garbage Patch off California (The Ocean Cleanup…

Read more: The Ocean Cleanup expands to polluted rivers

An ocean cleanup device has recovered plastic from the sea, The Guardian reported. This event marks the first time such a tool has done so. It provides an example of the human impact on the oceans.


An area known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” exists in the…

Read more: Ocean-Cleaning Tool Recovers Plastic, Shows Impact of Pollution on Sea