The Global Declaration obliges signatories to commit to action in six areas: education, research, public policy, best practices, recycling/recovery, and product stewardship. As of the last progress report (2018), more than 355 marine litter projects have been planned, underway, or completed around the globe. Our projects range in size, focus, and scope and involve an ever growing number of partners. All are forging cooperation and furthering progress to prevent, reduce, and improve understanding of marine litter. At the present time this list does not reflect the entire universe of commitments.  We are currently working to get each project included here.  We will remove this notice when the entries are completed.

Marine Litter Solutions

National Plastic Waste Management Forum 2017

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) organized its maiden National Plastic Waste Management Forum in 2017 to gather views from various sectors as part of an integrated approach to developing an effective blueprint to be presented to Government on how we...
Marine Litter Solutions

Chorkor Beach Clean Up 2016 in Accra, Ghana

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) organized a major Beach Clean Up activity in the densely populated coastal dwelling, Chorkor, in the capital, Accra. Ocean pollution solutions take many hands working together. GPMA is pleased to have this work...
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Littering Problems and Solutions: Berg2Beach

Plastics|SA has initiated a project which focuses on littering problems and solutions via recreational activities on inland dams and rivers (which eventually lead to the sea).  A young learner in the Kwazulu Natal area has taken it upon herself to monitor the rivers...
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Water Pollution: Orange River Project in South Africa

Plastics|SA’s Cleanup and recycle “Berg2beach” campaign aims to encourage hikers, mountaineers, fishermen, canoeists, kayakers and divers to ensure that our country is clean and green by showing a commitment and support of the plastics industries environmental...
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Plastic SA’s African Marine Debris Summit

June 2014 marks the one year anniversary of Plastics SA’s first African Marine Debris Summit that took place at the SA National Biodiversity Institute at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, last year. The Summit, which was entitled “African lessons to...
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Marine Animals: Monitoring Entanglement in South Africa

In collaboration with stakeholders (SPCA, SANCCOB, SANPARKS, SAMREC, Birdlife South Africa and the aquariums) we analyse the impact of entanglement on marine animals such as large mammals and seabirds.  This project has now been expanded to include impact of plastic...
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Littering Solutions: Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa

This year marked the 8th occasion that Plastics|SA was involved in cleaning the waste generated by runners and supporters at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in an effort to bring attention to littering solutions. Our aim is to ensure that the waste is collected,...
Marine Litter Solutions

International Coastal Cleanup in South Africa

Thousands of volunteers, numerous volunteer organizations and umpteen kilograms of garbage removed from beaches around South Africa signaled another successful annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, coordinated by Plastics|SA, Ocean Conservancy, KZN Wildlife and...
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Operation Clean Sweep – South Africa Program

Plastics|SA has obtained the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) licence from SPI and will use OCS materials to develop education and training materials for the South African plastics industry. Activities began in April...
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Cape Argus PicknPay Momentum Cycle Tour

Plastics|SA helped to make this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour sustainable by coordinating a clean-up crew of 161 workers during this year’s cycle race, creating awareness of litter and waste management amongst the runners, cyclists and their...