Plastic Heroes

Interview with Bruce Jack Wines

It would have only been a matter of time before our and Bruce Jack’s paths crossed. Bruce was born in Muizenberg and spent time at Surfers Corner in his youth. He also admits to a resonance with the humble beginnings of The Beach Co-op in…
Aaniyah Omardien
March 18, 2020
Wavescape Art Board Project 2019Events

Wavescape Art Board Project 2019

It has been a year of interesting and creative experiences with those who share our love for the ocean. We hosted a beach cleanup this year at Strandfontein and rewarded volunteers that joined the cleanup and that converted their “trash into treasure” with previously loved,…
Aaniyah Omardien
November 22, 2019
Nomlindelo “Pinky” Modisang, Lindithando Construction & Projects JohannesburgPlastic Heroes

Everyday heroes weigh in on the war on plastic

Photo credits: by Fiona MacPherson Have you ever wondered why certain types of plastic bottles are plucked out of your rubbish by “trolly-preneurs” every week? These informal recyclers are looking for PET bottles that can be “sold” at buy-back recycling centres. What makes PET (the…
Melanie Farrell
July 25, 2019
Talks

Circular Economies: Working like nature for nature

Photo credits: PETCO/Fiona MacPherson Infographics have credits at bottom of them. By Stefanie Swanepoel Director: The Beach Co-opWe live in a throw-away culture. People throw away about 3.5 million tons of waste a day – an estimated 880 000 tons of this is plastic. Businesses…
Stefanie Swanepoel
July 21, 2019