Plastic pollution – out of sight should not be out of mind warns SAAMBR

Plastic pollution – out of sight should not be out of mind warns SAAMBR: Following the recent devastating floods in eThekwini, another crisis surfaced – literally. A deluge of plastic waste washed down rivers into the harbour and onto our beaches. For years, environmentalists have warned us about the growing concern over plastic pollution in our oceans. But for most of us, out of sight, out of mind…until now! As carbon emissions continue to influence climate change with hugely disruptive and often tragic flooding will become more … [Read more...]

Port of Durban Appeals for Public Support in Fighting Plastic Pollution

Port of Durban Appeals for Public Support in Fighting Plastic Pollution: The Port of Durban has been badly affected by the large volume of waste and vegetation flowing into port waters after the recent heavy rains and flooding. Photo: Transnet NPA Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port of Durban has commenced a major clean-up to remove the large volume of waste and vegetation from the port after the recent heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. The adverse weather caused the usual deluge of plastic and other debris to flow … [Read more...]

PICS: Durban harbour, beaches awash with plastic pollution after floods

Durban in the News: PICS: Durban harbour, beaches awash with plastic pollution after floods: As communities ravaged by unforgiving floods in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban's beaches have been awash with plastic pollution. SA rallies to assist people in flood-stricken areas - here's how you can help: As heavy rains continue to batter parts of the country, ordinary South Africans and celebrities have rallied on social media, pledging donations and calling for solidarity with people in the affected areas. WATCH: Raging waterfall pummels Oribi … [Read more...]

Say No to Plastic & Join a Beach Clean-Up – Sat 30 June 2018

Say No to Plastic & Join a Beach Clean-Up – Sat 30 June 2018: Tyron Govender and Donovan Pelser of Expand a Sign, with Sai Surajbali and Zamo Sithole Photo: Supplied by Expand a Sign A beach clean-up campaign this Saturday, paying tribute to World Environment and World Oceans Day, and in support of the Uzwelo Bags “Say NO to plastic” campaign, aims to remind Durbanites that 160 000 plastic bags are used globally every second, and that the five trillion plastic bags produced yearly could, side by side, encircle the world seven times. To help … [Read more...]