EASTERN CAPE: IWMSA Conference 2019 – Surfs Up Or Is It? | 29 October 2019

EASTERN CAPE: IWMSA Conference 2019 – Surfs Up Or Is It?  | 29 October 2019
29 September 2019 | 12:00 - 19:00 | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

EASTERN CAPE: IWMSA Conference 2019 – Surfs Up Or Is It? | 29 October 2019

“We made plastic. We depend on It. Now we’re drowning in It.”
– National Geographic

This miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40% of it is used just once and it’s choking our waterways, which begs the question: Plastic or Planet?

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)’s Eastern Cape Branch cordially invites you to attend the ‘Surfs Up… Or Is It?’ Waste Conference, which will be hosted at the World of Windows venue at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

The conference will focus on the devastating effects of water pollution and will explore the current challenges faced on a local and global scale. Industry professionals will share valuable research and possible solutions. Exhibitions relating to the marine industry will be on display and local entertainment will be provided.


Alan Stapleton: Spar Eastern Cape
War on plastic

Dylan Bailey: Bayworld
Numerical models and the science of plastic pollution

Janine Osborne: PETCO
The socio-economic benefits of PET recycling in South Africa

Theo von Ruben: IWMSA Eastern Cape
Insights into waste minimisation of ocean-going vessels

Shaziyah Laher: Youth student from Nizamiye Al Azhar Institute; Finalist from the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists who represented South Africa at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in USA
Organic biodegradable alternative to plastic

Kate Flood: GIBB
Ocean plastic and beach clean-ups data results

Lulama Daniels: Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs (DEDEA)
The role of biodegradable plastics in waste management

Dr Tony Ribbink: Sustainable Seas Trust (SST)
Zero plastics to the seas of Africa


• Valuable information sharing
• Access to industry professionals
• Targeted networking opportunities
• Information packs
• Prizes
• Beer tasting
• Entertainment
• Refreshments
• Cash bar will be available


IWMSA Members: R 950.00 (excl. VAT)
Non-IWMSA Members: R 1 200.00 (excl. VAT)
Exhibition Stands: R 800.00 (excl. VAT)
Teachers: R 950.00 (excl. VAT)
Learners: R 250.00 (excl. VAT)
Note: Attendance limited to five learners per teacher

PLEASE NOTE:  Payment should be received on receipt of invoice so that we can determine numbers for the venue timeously.


Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Time: 12:15 to 19:00
Venue: World of Windows | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Eastern Cape




Shantelle Jonas
IWMSA Eastern Cape Branch
Tel: 043 733 8349
E-mail: easterncape@iwmsa.co.za