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Can we DO anything about Stikeez 2?

Here are some ideas of how you can take action, but you may have even better creative ideas that will put a stop to campaigns like this even being considered again. Let’s make our voice heard! Please share your ideas in the comments. There has already been a great outcry about the return of Stikeez […]

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Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Hayley McLellan 1

EPISODE 5 | Plastic Free Challenge Hayley McLellan, Stories from the City Centre, Cape Town An environmental campaigner who runs Rethink the Bag South Africa and shops for herself from her home base in Seapoint, she took the Plastic Free July challenge to the extreme as she has already cut out most single-use plastics from […]


Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Scone Malone

Practical solutions, upcycling ideas and exciting alternatives to plastic from Cape Town. EPISODE 4 | Plastic Free Challenge Scone Malone, Stories from the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town Hello everybody, my name is Scone and I live in the cold and lush Southern suburbs of Cape Town. I live with three friends who are all doing […]

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Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Rhian Berning

  What I realised from going even more Plastic Free this July is that single-use plastic is most often synonymous with convenience…   EPISODE 3 | Plastic Free Challenge Rhian Berning, Stories from a Small Town, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route The Founder of Eco Atlas lives in a cottage next to the forest with her […]


Real Stories | Plastic Free Challenge | Lisl Barry 1

Lisl Barry, Stories from a Rural Home, Gamkaberg Reserve, Klein Karoo A Fine Artist and author of “52 Ways To Grow Creative Children” Lisl lives on the CapeNature reserve which her husband manages with their two daughters aged 12 and 14. Their closest town is Oudtshoorn.   My quest to reduce my landfill waste came […]

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Hayley McLellan started Rethink the Bag in 2011, as an initiative of the Two Ocean Aquarium ©David Peter Harris

Change Makers on Eco Atlas | Rethink the Bag 8

“It all started 9 years ago. I began agonising over why I had so many plastic shopping bags in my house, so I decided there and then to quit using them!” explodes Hayley McLellan with enthusiasm as we ordered our coffees.   I had arranged to meet her at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the […]


How to Make Your Own Toothpaste 7

Toothpaste! It’s something our family uses everyday and it got me questioning whether there was a more healthy option that wasn’t from a company that tested on animals and also, importantly, didn’t come packaged in yet more plastic. I put the question out there on the Eco Atlas forum and there was much interest and […]

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