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
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