Rethink the Bag

Hayley McLellan, an Environmental Campaigner at the Two Oceans Aquarium, is passionate about a healthy environment and conscious, sustainable living choices. Rethink the Bag - an initiative striving for a plastic shopping bag free South Africa, is what gets her out of bed in the morning!

McLellan is generally inspired by conservationists and leaders who sincerely walk their talk. She adds: “I am also motivated when I reap positive results from the environmental action work that I engage in, especially with regards to human behaviour shifts that result in best practice for our earth.”

We asked her what inspired her to agree to the invitation to be a TEDxCapeTownSalon event speaker, to which she responded: “I feel that the TEDxCapeTown platform is a well organised as well as respected platform to showcase a campaign such as Rethink the Bag.”

“I have always been eager to be a part of one of their events, both for this reason as well as the opportunity to receive expert guidance in the speaking arena. I feel honoured to have been included in this event and also value all the possible networking possibilities that may present themselves.” Rethink The Bag This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at