2018 year end function

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Region: Eastern Cape

Time: 14h00 for 14h30 - 18h00

Venue: Bayworld and The Kelway Hotel


Members:  R230.00 (Excluding VAT)

Non Members:  R260.00 (Excluding VAT)

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The IWMSA EC invites you to join us in celebrating Nelson Mandela Bay as we bid another successful year goodbye.

The event will commence at Bayworld, where attendees will be treated to live animal demonstrations at the Oceanarium and Snake Park.

Thereafter, sundowners and canapes will be enjoyed on the terrace of The Kelway Hotel, whilst drinking in the breathtaking views offered by our city.

Join is for 2018’s final opportunity to network with key role-players in the NMB Waste Industry where we will review the year’s highlights and exchange final thoughts towards mapping the 2019 strategy.

**Cash Bar will be available

Guest Speakers

Alan Stapleton - Purchasing Manager: Non Foods. Sponsorships and Events SPAR Eastern Cape

Rethink the Plastic Bag

SPAR Eastern Cape boldly launched an environmental initiative to urge customers to rethink the plastic bag in April this year.  Facing a massive challenge to change the consumer mindset, SPAR EC have researched and invested in initiatives to further decrease their environmental footprint.  Alan Stapleton will be discussing the feedback from the Stop the Use of Plastic Bags campaign, and will share future plans for collaboration to ensure the sustainability of this project.

Dylan Bailey - Bayworld Senior Curator & Ruth Wright – Bayworld Curator

Death by Plastic

Port Elizabeth’s sheltered bay is considered a hotspot for pollution and the concentration of plastics.  This is further aggravated by industry and urban areas being centered around the bay. Bayworld curators will discuss the devastating effects of plastic pollution on local marine life, and the grim future of our diverse aquatic ecosystems should human behavior not change. In conclusion, he will expand on current research being done using high resolution ocean models to track the movement of plastic in the ocean around Algoa bay.

Guests will be treated to a live animal demonstration by Lexi or Lucky, Bayworld’s performing resident seals.