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The Beach Co-op

TBCO is a not-for-profit company that evolved from the work of a group of volunteers that started collecting marine debris at their local surf break, the rocky shore at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, Cape Town in 2015. TBCO’s vision emerged from these early informal gatherings.
  • In the last two years our focus has shifted from eliminating plastic pollution to the importance of bringing communities on our journey to care for and protect our marine environment.

    Our vision

    TBCO works collaboratively and creatively within ocean communities

    and with government and business to urgently protect, restore and

    regenerate the integrity of ocean ecosystems.

    Our current mission

    TBCO effectively connects people, institutions and organisations through

    evidence-based education and experiential learning to keep South Africa’s

    beaches clean and healthy and to protect and enhance ocean health.

    Our current focus

    Building ocean communities that care about marine and human health.

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