Mermaids Tears Catcher wins Stomp Award

Winner of the Technical and Technology Design category was The Mermaid Tear Catcher, submitted by Clare Swithenbank-Bowman from the KwaZulu-Natal, North Coast. Pictured with her are the British Consul General Ben Boddy and Green Corridors’ Sifiso Mngoma. Photo by Courtenay Webster.

I am absolutely blown away and honored to be the winner of technology reward for the Stomp Awards in Cape Town funded by the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP), Green Corridor Trust for making this possible, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural affairs and the Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp Aquaculture Science.

CLiP Innovation Conference: Stem the Tide of Plastic Waste!

Given the scale of this environmental issue, a multitude of innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ideas and solutions were discussed and offered in both tackling and preventing marine litter.

Thank you PETCO, the South African PET Plastic Recycling Company for your support and funding the first #mermaidtearcatcher, The Ballito Pro, Lifestyle Centre Ballito, The North Coast Courier, The Review, AWWFTED-Ed, The Ballito, BBC News, World Surf League, WSL PURE, Mavericks Surf Company, Sea Hugger for making it possible for me to fly home to South Africa from San Francisco, Nurdle South Africa and The Department of Environmental Affairs.

All proceeds from the #mermaidtearcatcher go to cleaning up our environment, feeding the nation, protecting our rivers and seas, empowering and educating by not giving hand outs. This round disc is made recycled plastic and can also be used as a frisbee as well as a educational tool to sieve the sand for macro and microplastics such as #plasticnurdles #mermaidtears #polystyrene

Now onto The STEM Awards London in March 2020!!!