The Beach Co-op was born from our desire to do something for the ocean that gives us so much. In 2015, a group of volunteers started gathering at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg to clean waste, much of it plastic, that was accumulating along the rocky shoreline. This impromptu movement has grown into a dedicated non-profit organisation on a mission to build ocean communities that care.
Our mission is to effectively connect people, institutions and organisations through evidence-based education and experiential learning to keep South Africa’s beaches clean and healthy and to protect and enhance ocean health.
A DEDICATED ALL-WOMEN TEAM WITH EXPERIENCE IN BOTH ACADEMIA AND ADVOCACY
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
DR FFION ATKINS,
DATA & RESEARCH
Directors and Advisory Team
STRATEGY & PLANNING
DR PETER RYAN