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…

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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…

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(MENAFN - The Conversation) The African Penguin is in serious trouble. Its population has fallen bymore than 95%over the last century and, despite ongoing conservation efforts, its numbers continue to fall. There are now barely 20,000 breeding pairs in the world – and the largest colony is in…

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Food and beverage packaging is an important part of our modern lives. Yet it is clear the world has a waste problem, with plastic pollution becoming an increasingly important social and environmental concern.

Like many companies with popular products, our packaging has contributed to this waste challenge and…

Read more: 5 ways Coca-Cola is cleaning up its plastic footprint in Africa

Plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts and other debris lap against the shore of Virage Beach in northwest Dakar, Senegal. Workers from beach side restaurants and surf shops rake the sand to try to capture the waste, but the garbage always returns.

A lack of infrastructure and education surrounding…

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