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  • MICROPLASTICS ALONG THE COAST OF ZANZIBAR

    Screening of surface waters around the coast of Unguja, Zanzibar – January 2019

    Preliminary results Elisabeth Lundsør, Sara Rydbeck, Maneno Ibrahim Hamis, Shaib Silima Mnemba, Halima

    Mohammed Othman, Alli Nassor

  • Decreased emissions in the transport

    sector

    Increased food safety

    Improved healthcare

    299 million tonnes per year

    Plastic is fantastic

  • • Northpole • Southpole • Bottom of the sea • Isolated mountain lakes • Rivers • Open ocean • In animals, in sediment, in plankton…

    Sea of Plastic

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  • www.indiegogo.com

    Microplastics

    • When plastic items break down into smaller pieces

    • Syntetic textiles • Marine coating • Tyres • Roadmarking • Plastic pellets • Personal care products

    http://www.indiegogo.com/

  • IUCN 2017

  • Danger by entanglement

  • Danger by ingestion

  • Prevous work in Zanzibar

    Results from microplastic sampling close to Stonetown in 2016.

  • Chemical monitoring of marine pollution

    Marine litter survey along a 100 m stretch of a beach a few km north of Stone Town.

    Staer et al 2018

  • This study – January 2019

  • From the field

  • From the lab

  • From the microscope

  • Type and amount of particles

  • Type and amount of particles found

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  • Prevention

    Recycle

    Clean up

    Design and production Usage and

    consumption

    Collection and waste

    management Material

    and energy recycling

    Clean up

    Solutions?

  • What can we do in Zanzibar?

    • AWARENESS

    • Local engagement

    • Solid waste management

    • Public education

    • Private sector involvement

    • Cooperation between government, private sector and public society

  • • Mr Rune Hashim

    • Mwambao

    • One Ocean dive center

    • Safari Blue

    • Chumbe Island Coral park

    • Marine cultures

    • Institute of Marine Research (Norway)

    Ahsante sana: