Creative science based education

Published: 01 June 2021
Last edited: 01 June 2021

People learn best through meaningful and fun experiences linked to evidence-based information that supports them to take action on plastic waste beach management.


Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Evaluation, effectiveness measures and learning
Management planning
Technical interventions and infrastructure
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

  • Young people being the heart of sustainable development must be capacitated and supported to be the best version of themselves and make the change they want to see
  • Development of a mobile application to assist in beach clean-up to ensure that marine plastics have been removed from beaches in the cape of South Africa.
  • Pioneering the dirty dozen clean methodology to streamline monitoring and evaluation of marine plastic litter as well developing strategies in conducting beach clean-ups

Lessons learned

  • Enhance the capacities of community members to be agents of change by empowering them with tools, knowledge, and resources to become change agents
  • A multidisciplinary approach must be employed when dealing with hardliners to ensure they are won over or facilitated to have a paradigm shift on the transition to a circular economy
  • Outreach and awareness are paramount to reach people with the right messages on streamlining circularity, upcycling on the development