Plastic pollution awareness campaign

The global challenge of marine litter is only getting worse. Human activities continue to contribute millions of tons of persistent solid waste to the marine environment where they cause a wide spectrum of ecological, environmental, economic, safety, health and cultural impacts.  Solving marine litter problem requires the involvement of everyone to reduce litter along the entire value chain, from production, use and disposal. Lack of awareness among main stakeholders and the general public is one of the main reasons why the marine litter problem is persisting. Beating marine litter problem can be achieved by a united and empowered people working towards litter -free and safer oceans. It is therefore imperative to increase knowledge and understanding of plastic pollution among people of all backgrounds.


KMFRI has organized marine litter awareness campaigns in Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa Counties on 13th, 20th and 27th May 2023 respectively, to increase public awareness in marine litter. The Campaign will specifically disseminate knowledge and scientific findings on the status and impacts of marine litter as well as their role in aiding species invasion and impacting marine organisms. The campaign will involve the general public, and will be graced by various stakeholders including The County Governments of Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa, NEMA, KWS, KMA, KeFS, Base Titanium, KCAR, Mombasa Cement, Hand-in-Hand East Africa among others

 Additional information on the awareness campaigns can be obtained from Dr Eric Okuku (

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