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Living Shores book launch at uShaka Sea World.

After a long absence, this best-selling classic is back!
Join authors George and Margo Branch as they discuss the newly revised and reworked edition of this well-loved publication on southern African oceans and coasts. Hear about the many spectacular discoveries and new developments that have emerged over the last four decades.

Living Shores - adventures of two marine biologists.

Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Time: 17h00 for 18h00
Venue: SAAMBR, Len Baumann Conference Hall,
at uShaka Marine World

RSVP essential as limited seats are available.

RSVP Yolisa Madzidzela
Tel: 021 460 5466

Parking available at own cost.

Books will be available on the night at a special price. Cash and EFT payments only. The authors will be available to sign them.
Penguin Random House SA
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The SAAMBR educators attended a presentation at uShaka Sea World on the orange bag programme and other recycling projects within eThekwini Municipality. This training was to provide a greater understanding on what happens with house-hold waste. With landfills in Durban fast filling up and some closing, it is very important that more recyclable waste is collected for recycling. The Marianhill landfill site was commissioned in 2007, with a life expectancy of 38 years. This landfill is reaching capacity quickly, and is likely to be closed in the next year or two, having only served a life span of 11 years.

The team then visited the KwaMashu Buy Back Centre. They were shown how orange municipal bags (for paper and plastic) are brought in, weighed, opened and sorted according to material type. They were instructed on which recyclables are used to produce various items, and how the recycling process generates a job market. Of the 100 tons of waste brought to this recycling centre, only 4 tons is diverted to landfill. This is a huge plus for the environment.

Image: Londy Shezi shows that plastic bottle tops can be recycled into new plastic products.
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