As Director of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, Peter has, in collaboration with others, conducted seminal work relating to beach litter along South Africa’s coastline. A respected international expert in this regard, he is a member of the UN Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), focusing on microplastics in marine environments.
Our Board members are all leaders in waste reduction, either as the heads of innovative companies working to reduce waste by minimising, repurposing and recycling materials into popular brands, or as expert academic researchers in this field. Their practical experience and insights have helped shape the Beach Co-op’s vision and mission, and continue to ensure that it stays focused and relevant in a fast-changing landscape.
Mike is recognised for his contribution to waste fabric upcycling in South Africa. His experience in bringing innovative products to market will benefit us in the short- and long-term.
Jasper is the creative force behind Sealand and offers The Beach Co-op his seasoned insights into building a brand in this sector.
Alex is the founder and director of Brew Kombucha. She offers innovation and practical on-the-ground insight for sustainable business.
The Green House
Pippa is Director of The Green House sustainability consultancy and an adjunct associate professor at UCT, focusing on the life cycle assessment of products and technologies. She is currently involved in researching systemic approaches to addressing marine plastic.
Nicola has 25 years of experience working in the sustainability field with a particular focus on adding value to supply chains, sustainable food systems, food waste, alien vegetation and forestry, ocean plastic, packaging and green skills.