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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Action and Outreach

How can you make a difference?  Learn about marine waste, where it comes from and how small changes can make a big difference.

The African Marine Waste Network Conference 2017

AMWC17 took place July 9th - 13th, 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The conference was attended by approximately 200 delegates from 9 African states and a further 10 countries from other continents.


From our blog

Boaz sets sail for…

Published: 26-06-2017

And they’re off! The yacht Boaz set sail from Gordon’s Bay, Cape Town this Mon... Read more

News from the AMW …

Published: 26-06-2017

“Waste is a human problem. There is no waste in nature.” With these words Dr S... Read more

Gabon announces cr…

Published: 15-06-2017

An eel slithers through coral patches off an oil platform in Gabon. Photograp... Read more

Cellphone apps and…

Published: 15-06-2017

Plastic is a revolutionary material. Nowadays it’s found nearly everywhere; fr... 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.