Spearheading tackling marine waste

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Source: Wikipedia/Frans-Banja Mulder CC BY 3.0

Five years ago, South Africa’s Port Elizabeth Harbour was named the third safest of country’s eight commercial ports in terms of security, an achievement it now appears determined to replicate in its environmental protection programme.

South Africa has the privilege of having many major shipping lanes passing along its coastline, which exposes the area to increased marine pollution from ship wastes, oil spill, ballast water discharge and hazardous wastes.

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