Plastic Pollution in Namibia

Plastic pollution. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


When the 5 Gyres South Atlantic expedition crew arrived safely in Nambia where they would set sail for the second leg of the South Atlantic gyre expedition, they were in a beach town Swakopmund.

The Skeleton Coast is surrounded by breathtaking dunes, the oldest desert on Earth, and imagery reminiscent of both Road Warrior and Sebastião Salgado’s timeless landscapes in his Genesis project. The beaches are beautiful, but a walk along the shoreline and a quick beach cleanup showed that like coastal areas all over the world, Namibia has a problem with plastic trash accumulating on its otherwise relatively pristine beaches…

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Plastic Pollution, Coastal Care

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