Today is World Environment Day – a day set aside to consider the mark you are leaving on the environment, and reconsider your actions. Truth be told, we don’t need a day to remind us, it should be part of our daily routine. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ if you can’t reuse it, refuse it. It’s easy to recycle plastics in your home, start by resorting your garbage into relevant piles.

In honour of World Environment Day here are 5 places in Cape Town making a difference when it come to the environment and how we treat it.

 

Nude Foods:

Join the Nude Revolution when you shop at Nude Foods. An old school grocery store with a modern twist, where patrons can bring their own sustainable containers to fill (or make use of biodegradable ones in store), weigh and pay without the need for plastic packaging or shopping bags. Enjoy an easy plastic-free shopping experience while supporting local suppliers and other waste reducing initiatives.

Did you know? Annually approximately 500-billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.

Address: 5 Constitution St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
Contact: 021 437 3003 
Website: nudefoods.co.za

 

Eco Furniture Design:

Committed to the use of sustainably sourced materials and ECO-friendly finishes on all of their furniture. Eco Furniture Design brings patrons gorgeous, sustainably made one-of-a-kind furniture pieces to suit your needs.

On top of doing their bit for the environment, Eco furniture also does their bit for the community by sharing socially uplifting skills through in house training.

Address: Shop 1, Salt Circle Arcade, 374, 374 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
Contact: 021 827 1336
Website: ecofurnituredesign.com

 

Clean C:

Probably some of the biggest eco-warriors in Cape Town, Clean C has helped remove over 100 tons of rubbish from our beaches. They have been arranging beach clean ups for over 4 years and are still going strong. Involved in skill building, safety and security, recycling and more – Clean C strives to treat everyday as World Environment Day and leave nothing but footprints in the beach sand.

Did you know? Plastics are the most common man made objects sighted at sea, with 18 000 pieces of plastic litter floating on every square kilometre of the world’s oceans!

Website: www.cleanc.co.za

 

The Earth Collection:

100% Eco-friendly clothing, made with nature in mind. The Earth Collection uses nothing but natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, silk and ramie or recycled fabrics to create gorgeous garments without unnecessary waste. Supporting sustainable farming practices and promoting environmental awareness.

Did you know? The estimated decomposing rate of Nylon fabric is 30-40 years.

Address: Shop 1, Salt Circle Arcade, 374, 374 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
Contact: 021 827 1336
Website: theearthcollection.co.za

 

Lekker Vegan:

Leaving life sustainably and being environmentally aware doesn’t have to be a drag, it can also be lekker! At Lekker Vegan, patrons can enjoy delicious, mouth-watering junk for that is 100% vegan and cruelty free, because animals are part of our environment too.

Did you know? In South Africa, 10 million tonnes of food goes to waste every year. That’s a third of the 31-million tonnes produced annually in South Africa.

Address: 37 Barrack Street, corner of Harrington & Barrack Street
Website: lekkervegan.co.za

Article written by

Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.