In July this year we invited Two Oceans Aquarium members to submit their artistic interpretation of the theme, “Clean seas and happy animals”. The winners have had their designs printed on a series of beautiful reusable bags, which are now available in the Aquarium gift shop.
This reusable-bag project is in support of our Rethink the Bag environmental campaign. The aim of this campaign is to finally rid South Africa of single-use plastic shopping bags.
The winning masterpieces translated to stylish reusable shopping bag designs that will be much treasured and sought after this holiday season.
The winners gathered at the Aquarium for a mini-celebration as we handed over their prizes: two bags of their own designs, a one-year membership renewal and a R250 V&A Waterfront gift voucher.
Want to support our cause and show off some sea-inspired, proudly South African artworks? Be sure to get your bags at the Aquarium gift shop for R150 each and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to our conservation programme. Remember, members get 10% off at the gift shop!
Only while stocks last.
About Rethink the Bag
In 2010 Hayley McLellan (now the Environmental Campaigner at the Two Oceans Aquarium) started the Rethink the Bag campaign as a personal stance against ever increasing plastic pollution. This campaign aims at having single-use plastic bags banned in South Africa.
In 2011, the Aquarium made the decision to fully support this campaign which led to staff and volunteers being prohibited from bringing single-use plastic bags onto the Aquarium premises.
In 2013, the campaign was incorporated into the Aquarium’s own sustainability efforts and is promoted at every opportunity through exhibits, signage, training and awareness initiatives, and education programmes.
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