The African Marine Waste Network

Serving the oceans and people of Africa through our network

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The network is the first to unite a growing community of researchers, educators, industry, media and governments to find solutions to Africa’s marine waste issues.

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“Our mission is to create awareness to plastic pollution – one nautical mile at a time”

SUSTAINABLE SEAS TRUST and YACHT BOAZ is a joint collaboration.  Boaz will be used as a platform to attract attention to the mission, and will visit ports along South African coasts and invite schools to become involved.

From our blog

Recycled-plastic desks support local learning and keep waste out of the water

Published: 23-04-2018

Two of South Africa’s leading plastic recycling names teamed up with the African... Read more

Norway and African Marine Waste Network team up to tackle ocean plastic crisis

Published: 23-04-2018

Dr Tony Ribbink and Norwegian Ambassador HE Trine Skymoen made the big announcem... Read more

Dealing with Marine Waste - South Africa-Norway Science Week 2017

Published: 08-02-2018

Last year, Dr. Tony Ribbink represented the African Marine Waste Network (AMWN... Read more

PETCO Communications Hub rising to meet the challenge

Published: 06-02-2018

Communication is the key to solving the issue of plastic waste; it raises awar... Read more

Our Partners & Sponsors

Networking depends on people and organizations working together. Terrific support from individuals and organizations, giving generously of their time and expertise, has helped shape this project and its capacity to meet the huge challenges of litter, waste, and pollution in Africa. Those who have contributed at the workshops and on Skype and through other forms of communication are sincerely thanked for their contributions.