Locals are coming together to stop the polluting of rivers and canals in Cape Town by creating a petition to punish litterbugs more harshly, with the aim to reach 10 000 signatures.

These natural areas are the city’s lifeblood and Capetonians feel it should be a criminal offence…

Read more: Petition to stop waste polluting Cape Town waters

DURBAN - The negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds, particularly ocean birds and their habitats, was the theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday.


Global climate change is causing a loss of ice in the Arctic, but an increase in sea ice in…

Read more: Plastic marine litter endangers species

Cape Town – The negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds, particularly ocean birds and their habitats, was the theme for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day.

The day was initiated in 2006 by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, an international…

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Greenpeace Africa has just welcomed the Senegalese government, which has committed itself to a "Zero Waste" policy.

However, the NGO calls on the Senegalese authorities to place particular emphasis on the eradication of single-use plastic packaging. Pollution from this waste has reached a critical level. According to Greenpeace,…

Read more: SENEGAL: Greenpeace appeals to government on single-use plastics

Environmental experts from nine African countries on Wednesday met in Tanzania to discuss issues related to Indian Ocean governance.

The experts are from countries who are implementing the Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms, which was derived from a previous…

Read more: African Experts Meet In Tanzania To Discuss Indian Ocean Governance

Last month, Bacardi announced its new “The Future Doesn’t Suck” campaign--a joint venture with ocean activist organization Lonely Whale dedicated to eliminating all plastic straws, even digital emojis that depict straws and single-use plastic cups.



This corporate anti-straw position isn’t new. Last year, Starbucks announced it would eliminate…

Read more: Promising, Private Efforts to Save the Oceans