â€œWE made plastic. We depend on it. Now weâ€™re drowing in it.â€? – National Geograpic.
This miracle material has made modern life possible, but more than 40% of it is used just once and itâ€™s choking waterways across the globe.
The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africaâ€™s Eastern Cape branch will be hosting a waste conference at the World of Windows at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, to focus on the devastating effects of plastic polluting water.
It will also focus on the current challenges faced on a local and global scale and industry professionals will share valuable research and possible solutions.
Some of the speakers include Alan Stapleton from Spar Eastern Cape who will talk about â€œWar on plasticâ€?; Dylan Bailey from Bayworld will inform guests about â€œNumerical models and the science of plastic pollutionâ€?; Theo von Ruben (IWMSA EC) â€œInsights into waste minimisation of ocean-going vesselsâ€? and Dr Tony Ribbink (Sustainable Seas Trust) â€œZero plastics to the seas of Africaâ€?.
- The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 12:00 to 19:00. For more information contact Shantelle Jonas at the IWMSA EC branch on 043 733 8349 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org