"We re-use our plastic bags already, and only accept them when we have no bag with us, or cannot carry everything in our hands.
I pledge to keep reusable bags on me and in my car going forward.
I believe the concept should be extended to 'Re-think Plastic', as the over-reliance on this unnecessary material is bordering on pandemic."

- Simon Revington (Cape Town, South Africa)


"Whenever I forget my reusable, long-life shopping bag at home, I buy another one. Collection growing."

- Karien Jordaan (Bloemfontein, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag or purchase brown paper bags."

- Will Scott (Cape Town, South Africa)


"No more plastic bags, ever!" 

- Yolande Taylor (Cape Town, South Africa)


"Plastic shopping bags are slow to degrade, unsightly and lead to enormous casualties (land and marine life) annually. We do not need them. Neither carrier nor barrier bags. Time to go back to boxes, baskets, and reusable bags. We are starting to convert our used dog food bags (the large 'Hills' ones) into wonderful hard wearing reusables too!"

- Michelle du Toit (Cape Town, South Africa)


"Wonderful movement... Awareness is the first step, encouragement the secnod and opportunity the final step. I will REMEMBER to use the carefully placed re-useable bags that are in my car boot, every time I shop!"

- Clare Jeffrey (Somerset West, South Africa) 


"For the good of of living creatures in our ocean - I pledge to no longer purchase / accept plastic bags but instead will use my own reusable bags."

- Lizelle De Graaf (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag."

- Gameda Adams (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag."

- Justin Coetzee, Two Oceans Aquarium ambassador (Cape Town, South Africa)


"Not to use plastics bags by always carrying reusable ones in my car, which I already do. If I forget to take them into the shop then I just take he trolley to the car and pack them in then!"

- Janet Gutsche (South Africa)


"No more plastic bags! Try and remember to keep my reusable bags in my car. I always have a small fold-up bag in my handbag. But to encourage the children in my class and at our school to make their parents aware or the damage plastic bags do to our environment."

- Jacky Rees (Cape Town, South Africa) 


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag." 

- Johann Verster (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the environment, I pledge to no longer accept plastic shopping bags but instead will use my own reusable long life shopping bag."

- Adam Bekko (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the last couple of years, I do not purchase plastic bags and use my own reusable shopping bags. I also ask clothing stores to rather use my own bags... which always surprises them "because it's for free". I will continue doing this and teach my kids to do the same." 

- Izette Mostert (Stellenbosch, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept single-use plastic shopping bags. Instead I will use my own reusable, long-life shopping bag. I pledge to encourage retailers issuing single use plastic bags to issue reusable or paper bags instead."

- Brenda Coetzee (Cape Town, South Africa)


 "For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag." 

- Jennifer Edwards


"To take my own bag shopping."

- Anna Turner, (Cape Town, South Africa)


"Simple: start by shopping with reusable shopping bags as opposed to single use plastic bags."

- Nicolas Whipp (Cape Town, South Africa)


"I will not accept single use shopping bags by taking my own reusable bags. I will take along my own reusable barrier bags to prevent another source of single use bags which is creeping into most stores."

- Xavier Zylstra (Cape Town, South Africa)


"I won't accept plastic bag when purchasing groceries!"

- James Gibson (Western Cape, South Africa)


"I hate plastic bags! I won't buy any more, I'll either re-use those we have left, or use bags made from recycled materials, or long-life shopping bags. Thank you for this initiative - saw the article in Cape Times 4 July 2016. We do daily clean-ups on our local beaches (St Helena Bay area) and pick up plastic bottles, fishing gut, plastic used to wrap fish at sea, and general junk." 

- Jeannie de Kock (St Helena Bay, South Africa)


"I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Further I pledge to promote the use of brown paper bags in my place of work (retail) instead of plastic bags."

- Marie Claire van den Bout (Muizenberg, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment and particularly our oceans I pledge to no longer use not purchase plastic shopping bags ~ instead I will use fabric re-usable bags."

- Sharleen Vinokur (Johannesburg, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, and most importantly for those whose home is the sea, I pledge to always carry a reusable bag, to stop buying plastic bottles of water, and to never use straws or balloons."

- Shirley Donohue (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag."

- Cathy Burton (Cape Town, South Africa)


"I will not use plastic shopping bags for the good of all."

- Jeff Knickelbei (Cape Town, South Africa)


"I pledge to no longer purchase plastic bags when I do shopping, but rather to carry with me my own re-usable, fabric bags."

- Ruqaiyah Davids (Cape Town, South Africa)


"For the good of our environment, I pledge to place reusable shopping bags in my purse and car so that I have them at hand when I'm shopping. I also pledge to tell people about the cause." 

- Maxine Leo (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)


"I can't believe the devastation that plastic bags are creating. I want to get involved."

- Lizette Smith (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)


"Watching Hayley on SABC 3. Well done Hayley! I'm with you. How can I help? As a minimum for the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag."

- Kerry Short (Johannesburg, South Africa)


"No more buying of plastic bags from supermarkets, I will only buy locally made re-usable bags."

- Barbara Cooper (Gauteng, South Africa)


"I pledge to no longer use plastic single use shopping bags. I have reuseable shopping bags and will use them always. I also pledge to pick up any plastic bags that I see in the street to prevent them washing into our marine environment."

- Diana Martin (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment. I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag." 

- Beverly Sharp (Randburg, South Africa)


"For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any plastic shopping bags. Instead I will take my own reusable, long-life shopping bag."

- Sarah Musgrave (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)


"I have made the commitment to only use my reusable bags, purchased through a local upliftment programme. They are so pretty that people comment on them. I don't want to see any more plastic bags anywhere!"

- Patty Fennell (Noordhoek, South Africa)