Our oceans are choking on plastic debris. In fact, marine plastic debris is one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today, with devastating effects for both humans and the environment.
Prof Henk Bouwman, from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, says that this is by no means an easy question to answer because of gaps in the available data.
Carina explains their concern that earlier quantitative assumptions used in various assessments of marine plastic debris may not have been accurate, and therefore resulted in an over-estimation of the amount of plastic that enters the South African marine environment
WSU postdoctoral researcher Dr Frank Unuoufin touched down in East London with his head held high following a successful showing at the second Innovation Bridge Showcase and Matchmaking Event held in Johannesburg recently.
The exhibition, held at Gallagher Estate on 15 September, saw over 100 innovators from different sectors, including tertiary institutions, hubs, institutes, business, government and investors, congregate under one roof to deliberate and share ideas about their latest technological and innovative developments.