South African endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson recently talked about the devastating effects of plastic in the ocean, especially in SA.

Breathe Conservation and its founder, Sarah Ferguson, did the sardine run near the eastern coast of South Africa last week when they saw the devastating effects of plastic…

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Coral reef conservation and restoration programme along Kenya’s coastline is bearing fruit with fishing communities reaping big as they get larger catches.

Coral reef conservation and restoration programme is a three -year sustainable initiative spearheaded by the Coast Development Authority, to naturally recover the degraded coral reefs.


Read more: Coral reef conservation bears fruit as fishing business thrives

In 2017, approximately 2.25 billion nurdles — tiny plastic pellets the size of a lentil — spilled from a ship moored in Durban in South Africa.

Now, just as predicted, they're washing up on beaches in the south-west of Western Australia.

While nurdles might sound cute, they…

Read more: Most plastic on our beaches could have come from anywhere. But not the Durban nurdle

The World Organization of the Scout Movement has teamed up with UN Environment to create a new movement against plastic pollution ahead of this year’s World Oceans Day.

Sixty countries have already signed up to the initiative, covering 60 per cent of the world’s coastlines/UN Environment

The partnership…

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We all know that plastic pollution is a major problem. How major? 

Well, according to a report by the World Wide Fund for Nature a third of all plastic waste will end up as pollution, and, if we don’t do something about it fast, this could lead…

Read more: How Africa is leading the fight against plastic pollution

PLASTIC IS everywhere. It is not merely that the material, rarely used in consumer products before 1950, has become ubiquitous in the homes, cars and offices Americans inhabit. Scientists using remotely operated submersibles announced last month that they had found plastic microparticles in the deep ocean off California’s…

Read more: Plastic is everywhere. We can no longer ignore that.