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
Plastic Free July 2019CleanupsEvents

Plastic Free July 2019

Photographer: Romano Fortuin for LCA Spark TalksThe Plastic Free July campaign originated in Western Australia in 2011 and has grown from a very small number of participants to millions of people acting in more than 170 countries. The Plastic Free Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, manages…
Aaniyah Omardien
July 1, 2019
Lessons from the Dirty DozenTalks

Lessons from the Dirty Dozen

By Prof. Peter Ryan - Scientific Advisor of The Beach Co-opI’ve been monitoring beach litter since the 1980s trying to find out what impact, if any, ingested plastic had on seabirds. My research was prompted by the growing number of records of plastic being found…
Aaniyah Omardien
June 27, 2019
EventsTalks

The Man from One Horse Town

This past Sunday Endless Daze Festival and The Beach Co-op hosted a beach cleanup at Mouille Point. The Beach Co-op goes beyond just cleaning the beach, they also collect data and use a methodology called the Dirty Dozen which was developed by Prof Peter Ryan…
Aaniyah Omardien
September 25, 2018
TIDAL - A documentary featuring Lisa BeasleyScreenings

Tidal

We are so excited about the release of this documentary - take a deep breath - it will only be out on the 26th October and to a closed audience...but we are working on screening it to a broader audience, so stay tuned. The documentary…
Aaniyah Omardien
September 5, 2018