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FUNKT Management was established in South Africa over two decades ago & now based in Venice & San Diego California. Funkt builds and promotes various athletes, events, brands, services & products for big or small, national or local clients. Integrity and communication is our hallmark at FUNKT. We practice one-on-one communication and prefer authentic connections and face to face good vibes.

Bless her heart 😂🤪
07/06/2023

Bless her heart 😂🤪


 Our South Africa chapter in full swing at
06/28/2023

Our South Africa chapter in full swing at




Our founder  filming with the  and doing story development and coordination for the SEED Case Studies. Litter4tokens won...
06/26/2023

Our founder
filming with the and doing story development and coordination for the SEED Case Studies. Litter4tokens won the SEED Award 🙌🙌

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies.

Each year, multiple award categories are offered, ranging from country- or region-specific awards to thematic categories.




Trash4tokens
Mermaid Tear Catcher
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Jolene Banuelos
Jennifer Neville

The Litter4Tokens (South Africa Chapter) initiative was founded on the KZN North Coast in Shaka’s Head. 🇿🇦This globally ...
06/26/2023

The Litter4Tokens (South Africa Chapter) initiative was founded on the KZN North Coast in Shaka’s Head. 🇿🇦

This globally recognized, award-winning initiative has helped create a circular economy in underprivileged communities countrywide, where waste collectors exchange recyclable material for essential products. This innovative model clears waste while simultaneously allowing residents to care for themselves and their families sustainably.

Noting the high number of dangerous nurdles (also known as Mermaid Tears) – microplastic pellets which form the base material of plastic products – on KZN North Coast beaches, pioneered the Mermaid Tears project.

This educates people about the incredible dangers of nurdles to marine life, and encourages the purchase of Mermaid Tear Catchers to remove nurdles from sand. Created using recyclable material, the Mermaid Tear Catcher – which doubles as a frisbee – allows users to sift through the sand, separating the harmful nurdles which can be disposed of safely.

Thanks to the funding from the President Stimulus Fund and Brownie points, Litter4Tokens has prevented more than 996 000 bags (1 097 tons) of litter from reaching the ocean, while feeding more than 179 000 people in remote communities across South Africa and Mexico!

This equates to 373 tons of carbon dioxide. Litter4Tokens sister foundation in the USA Trash4tokens.org was launched in 2022 allowing for global educational outreach campaigns impacting more than 32 000 people in schools, foundations, and businesses.

How can you get involved?
In 2022, campaign collected more than 2.6kgs of nurdles, saving thousands of marine lives – now it’s time to beat that record!

Visitors to this year’s Ballito Pro can look out for the trademark nurdle station at Willard Beach where Mermaids Tear Catchers are on sale. All proceeds from the catchers are put back into the non-profit organisation. There are also amazing prizes worth more than R50 000 to be won for those who collect the most nurdles at the event. This is a great activity for the whole family, and a good way to educate children about safe environmental practices.

Mermaid Tear Catcher
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Trash4tokens
Litter4tokens

This is what a real hero looks like ❤️ Forever grateful for our Punta Mita family and community - who are literally savi...
06/08/2023

This is what a real hero looks like ❤️ Forever grateful for our Punta Mita family and community - who are literally saving our lands and oceans from all this trash and waste! You guys rock and we could not do this without everyone 🙌




Respect her fiercely  🌊
06/08/2023

Respect her fiercely 🌊

Surf Ranch Pro 2023Jolene BanuelosClare Swithenbank-Bowman
05/28/2023

Surf Ranch Pro 2023

Jolene Banuelos
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman

Surf Ranch Pro 2023
05/27/2023

Surf Ranch Pro 2023

AUCTION GOING LIVE SOON! WATCH THIS SPACE!  BIG Thanks to Pro Surfer Koa Smith, cofounder of the famous Sunshine Shack o...
05/13/2023
How comfortable can we make cancer?, organized by Beyrick De Vries

AUCTION GOING LIVE SOON! WATCH THIS SPACE! BIG Thanks to Pro Surfer Koa Smith, cofounder of the famous Sunshine Shack on North Shore Hawaii, for donating a one of his signed surfboards to raise funds in support of Jared and his mom, Maria who is battling cancer. ( Link https://gofund.me/ad78e4fb 👆🏼)

No stranger to riding the wave of life and maneuvering past his own obstacles along the way, inspirationally turning them into positives. It’s amazing to see public figures like Koa, using their platforms to do good and and make change.

We are so grateful and blown away by the support shown by our surf community around the globe for always coming together to step up and lift up their united worldwide surf framily in a time of need.







Koa Smith
Jolene Banuelos
Jennifer Neville

Hi my name is Beyrick De Vries, I have just found out that my father has a … Beyrick De Vries needs your support for How comfortable can we make cancer?

04/29/2023

Proud Friend Moment! Words can’t even express how happy we are for you my friend! Meet the new Regional Director - Africa at World Surf League Tasha Mentasti !

We’ve been friends since young teenagers and we have watched you grow and beam so much light, energy and good vibes where ever you go! You have touched so many peoples lives and a true role model in the surfing community. You have an incredible catch Africa 🌍🇿🇦 …

Enjoy the journey my friend it’s going to be beautiful ❤️ We love you!



Jolene Banuelos
Jennifer Neville

04/28/2023

Donate Here - https://gofund.me/ad78e4fb Unfortunately most of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether it’s been on a personal level, a family member, or someone in our close circle. Recently that happened to a couple good friend of ours. When Beyrick found out about his dad’s diagnosis a couple weeks ago, he reached out to his mates and said that he wanted to take that overwhelming feeling of hopelessness he had, and channel it into bringing hope to a family that needed it most.

He’d found out that his friends mom, Maria had been given a year to live, and being in a tough financial position, his friend Jared was going to have to leave his mom to go oversees to work in order to support her. Beyrick decided that he wanted to raise enough funds for the family to take care of all their financial burdens, so they could be together during this time, without any added stress, allowing them to cherish and take full advantage of the time they have left together. The goal is to help make cancer as comfortable as we can for Maria and her family.

Please join us in showing support for our friend and his mom. She has been battling cancer for quite some time now, and they really need some help.
You can check out the story in the link on our bio, on the Go Fund Me page.

A HUGE THANK YOU, to all these legends, Parker Coffin, Matty McGillivray, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Koa Smith, Shane Sykes, Billy Stairmand, and Jett Schilling (more to come!) for donating signed surfboards to auction off to help raise additional funds, to Leon Fitchat from Action Sports Express for hooking us up and getting the donated board from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and to to everyone else that’s had a hand in making this happen.

Also, thank you to everyone that has already contributed and to those who will.




Beyrick De Vries
Jennifer Neville
Jolene Banuelos
Matt McGillivray
Parker Coffin

Surf Therapy Day ❤️
04/23/2023

Surf Therapy Day ❤️

04/21/2023

Please help us make cancer more comfortable for our friends ❤️ Donations welcome here 👉🏼https://gofund.me/ad78e4fb

Jennifer Neville
Jolene Banuelos
Beyrick De Vries

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls” 📸 Insanely beautiful  capture by our homegirl  Jus...
04/06/2023

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls” 📸 Insanely beautiful capture by our homegirl

Just wow Michelle. Wow!
So talented ❤️

Posted  •  Happy World Water Day! Another thank you to all our World Water Festival exhibitioners that came out on Satur...
03/24/2023

Posted • Happy World Water Day! Another thank you to all our World Water Festival exhibitioners that came out on Saturday and showed everyone the great work they do with education and preservation of our oceans and local watershed! How are you showing your love of water today?

Not tagged: Encina Wastewater, Water Tech Alliance, California Center For Algae Biotechnology, Meigs Family Foundation, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System

Shocked much? 😤We are talking trillions of these nurdles found globally. It is a major major DAILY issue.As you know we ...
03/24/2023

Shocked much? 😤We are talking trillions of these nurdles found globally. It is a major major DAILY issue.

As you know we have been trying our best to educate the public, schools and organizations about the nurdle crisis not only here in California, but globally. This is getting out of hand now.

We found hundreds if not thousands in | , and just to name a few.

We found them waaaaay down in Mexico, we found them all over South Africa.

These extremely toxic nurdles are still not marked as hazardous material and they come downstream from rivers onto the beaches from manufacturers upstream that do not dispose of their waste properly, they also show up on the waterlines from being in the ocean as well as shipping containers loosing these at sea.

TRILLIONS of them.

If you find them, keep them - call Mermaidtearcatcher] and we will track the source of these nurdles polluters. These cannot be recycled because they are toxic. They have to be disposed of properly.

Everyone and everything on the food chain is ingesting these. If you find them - keep them and please support Mermaidtearcatcher] and help us fight the good fight of ensuring we make those take accountability and follow safe disposal practices of hazardous waste like this.

Thank you!



We’ve just earned our 2023 Silver Seal with  🙌💧🗑️We are excited to share the work our nonprofit Trash4Tokens] does. We w...
03/22/2023

We’ve just earned our 2023 Silver Seal with 🙌💧🗑️
We are excited to share the work our nonprofit Trash4Tokens] does. We want to make sure you have the progress updates you need to confidently support our work with trust and confidence. Check out Trash4Tokens to see the great work we do for our community!

Thank you always for your love and support, we could not do this without you!






Jolene Banuelos
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Trash4tokens
Sea Hugger
Jennifer Neville
bdbwaterkeeper

We had the best time at   festival at  💧Being able to educate adults and youth about the global nurdle crisis was awesom...
03/18/2023

We had the best time at festival at 💧Being able to educate adults and youth about the global nurdle crisis was awesome as most had no idea what a was! Thank you to everyone who donated to today, and to those who purchased a ! All these donations help fund our efforts as a non-profit to create real change and educate the masses!

What a great day! Thank you for having us!

Trash4tokens
Mermaid Tear Catcher
Jolene Banuelos
bdbwaterkeeper
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Jennifer Neville

On Set 🎥 P.S my jacket is made from plastic bottles, am I’m proud to wear it! Thanks   ❤️
03/16/2023

On Set 🎥 P.S my jacket is made from plastic bottles, am I’m proud to wear it! Thanks ❤️



We officially have team shirts, thank you SBV! 💧🗑️Be sure to come stop by the  this weekend and visit the   tent to lear...
03/10/2023

We officially have team shirts, thank you SBV! 💧🗑️Be sure to come stop by the this weekend and visit the tent to learn more about what we do for our community, our oceans and our environment! Donations and support always welcome - see you there! 🌊






Trash4tokens
bdbwaterkeeper
Jolene Banuelos
Jennifer Neville
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman

Women supporting women.That’s how it should always be :)💧🗑️
03/08/2023

Women supporting women.
That’s how it should always be :)💧🗑️

SAT MARCH 11 - SUP SURFING COMPETITION - Playa Principal, Sayulita8:30AM-10:00AM / 12:30pm-5:00pm_______________________...
03/07/2023

SAT MARCH 11 - SUP SURFING COMPETITION - Playa Principal, Sayulita

8:30AM-10:00AM / 12:30pm-5:00pm
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Watch the competition go down between the best SUP Surfers from Mexico, and abroad. This year we have some talented athletes out in the water, such as Sayulita’s Papas Gonzales, Josselyn Alabi, Felipe Hernandez! Come by and visit the Trash4Tokens] tent 🗑️💧

5:00pm Beach Clean Up

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SUN MARCH 12 - SUP SURFING COMPETITION, Playa Principal, Sayulita

10:00am-5:00pm

SUP Surfers join us for the second day of surfing with the finals, and surfers looking to lock in their highest-scoring waves! The portion of the SUP surf competition will be ongoing throughout the day from 10:00am onwards. Keep your eyes on the water, as style meets talent! Come by and visit the Trash4Tokens] tent 🗑️💧

5:00pm Beach Clean Up





https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpegXoIDxI6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Shoutout to our friends at  for always making sure we get...
03/07/2023
Jen Neville ✝️🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦 on Instagram: "Shoutout to our friends at for always making sure we get from A to B safely and on time! If you ever need a ride from Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita or Sayulita these fol

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Shoutout to our friends at for always making sure we get from A to B safely and on time! If you ever need a ride from Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita or Sayulita these folks are the best! Hit them up. Thank you 🙏





Jolene Banuelos
Jennifer Neville
Trash4tokens
bdbwaterkeeper
Mita Transportation

7 Likes, 4 Comments - Jen Neville ✝️🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦 () on Instagram: "Shoutout to our friends at for always making sure we get from A to B safely a..."

✔️ 238 TONS of trash collected✔️ 82 METRIC TONS of CO2 reduced✔️ 215,989 trash bags collected ✔️182,000 families fed It ...
02/26/2023

✔️ 238 TONS of trash collected
✔️ 82 METRIC TONS of CO2 reduced
✔️ 215,989 trash bags collected
✔️182,000 families fed

It takes a whole village to make this kind of progress in such a short amount of time. Please any donation small or big helps us tremendously! Thank you so much for supporting us! ❤️









Trash4tokens
bdbwaterkeeper
Waterkeeper Alliance
Jennifer Neville
Jolene Banuelos
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Sea Hugger
1% for the Planet

02/25/2023

Climate Neutral Certified premium luggage from is up for grabs with every $5 donation to !

Monos has achieved net zero carbon emissions, and they are the first luggage brand to join the community of industry leaders putting climate change solutions into action, globally.

We love and support responsible businesses ❤️

Winners picked soon so get those donations in (fundraiser attached - let’s reach our goal as a conscious collective to make real change)

Trash4Tokens and Monos are also members of - all donations are tax deductible. And PS these suitcases are sexy, and extremely high quality, you’re going to want one too! Donate on Instagram or .org








Trash4tokens
Jolene Banuelos
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Waterkeeper Alliance
bdbwaterkeeper
Jennifer Neville
Monos

Bags and bags of trash coming in by the minute - the community in Punta is amazing!Donate at trash4tokens.org so we can ...
02/22/2023
Jen Neville ✝️🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦 on Instagram: "Bags and bags of trash coming in by the minute - the community in Punta is amazing!"

Bags and bags of trash coming in by the minute - the community in Punta is amazing!
Donate at trash4tokens.org so we can keep this program going!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Co2s6o-D7oz/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=





Trash4tokens
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Jennifer Neville
bdbwaterkeeper
Jolene Banuelos
Sea Hugger
Waterkeeper Alliance
Mermaid Tear Catcher

62 Likes, 3 Comments - Jen Neville ✝️🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦 () on Instagram: "Bags and bags of trash coming in by the minute - the community in Punta is amazing!"

So great to see our Mexico & USA chapter  making an impact! Prevention is better than cure, let’s keep going! So very bl...
02/06/2023

So great to see our Mexico & USA chapter making an impact! Prevention is better than cure, let’s keep going! So very blessed to have an awesome and collaborative team!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cn537sWD1Hn/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Jolene Banuelos
01/27/2023
Jen Neville 🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦🇺🇸 on Instagram: "Happy Birthday to my one-of-a-kind JoJo (in South Africa time it’s now 🇿🇦, in usa time 🇺🇸it’s tomorrow) and you sure as heck know I’m gonna be the first to say it haha

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cn537sWD1Hn/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Jolene Banuelos

0 Likes, 0 Comments - Jen Neville 🎥🎶🏄‍♀️🇿🇦🇺🇸 () on Instagram: "Happy Birthday to my one-of-a-kind JoJo (in South Africa time it’s now 🇿🇦, in usa time 🇺🇸it’s tomorrow) and you sure as heck know I’m gonna be the first to say it hahah We’...

There’s a whole lotta love here ❤️
01/23/2023

There’s a whole lotta love here ❤️

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CntLkNYj50v/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Sunny saturdays ❤️Jolene BanuelosClare Swithenbank-Bowma...
01/22/2023
Funkt Mgmt on Instagram: "Recap of our sunny saturday filled with awesome stories, laughter and folks doing their part for our planet 🫶 "

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CntLkNYj50v/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Sunny saturdays ❤️

Jolene Banuelos
Clare Swithenbank-Bowman
Trash4tokens
Mermaid Tear Catcher

Funkt Mgmt shared a post on Instagram: "Recap of our sunny saturday filled with awesome stories, laughter and folks doing their part for our planet 🫶 ". Follow their account to see 265 posts.

Great morning with  cleaning up the beaches at seaside. Be sure to step up and clean up this weekend - the ocean will th...
01/21/2023

Great morning with cleaning up the beaches at seaside. Be sure to step up and clean up this weekend - the ocean will thank you for it 🙏

Saturday 🫶
01/21/2023

Saturday 🫶

We have fed and educated over 176,000 people with our South Africa chapter Litter4tokensOur goal as a foundation is to p...
01/20/2023

We have fed and educated over 176,000 people with our South Africa chapter Litter4tokens

Our goal as a foundation is to prevent 1.2 million bags of ocean bound plastic before the end of 2024 that equates to 1322 tons of ocean ocean bound waste and 449 metric tons of C02 prevented!

Currently we have 19 Litter4Token sites across South Africa collecting over 36,000 bags of ocean bound litter from LDPE, PP, PET, Glass, Cardboard etc. and preventing this from reaching landfill, the rivers and our oceans.

We make sure the litter gets sorted at source and makes its way back to recyclers and manufacturers to repurpose material.

Please support if you can
Litter4tokens] South Africa
USA & Mexico

California King Tides are hitting the coast this weekend! 🌊 With extreme high tides it’s inevitable that the beaches wil...
01/19/2023

California King Tides are hitting the coast this weekend! 🌊 With extreme high tides it’s inevitable that the beaches will be filled with pollution during low tide.

We encourage each of you to grab a trash bag and keep your local beach free from trash and also toxic nurdles!

Tag us ( ) in your clean up pictures and you can stand a chance to win prizes from…

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Be cautious, stay away from the cliffs after all these heavy rains and most of all enjoy the grand spectacle, let’s get cleaning !

Our South African 🇿🇦Chapter  has WON the award 🥇 for “Best Community Recycling Program” Yay!
07/09/2022

Our South African 🇿🇦Chapter has WON the award 🥇 for “Best Community Recycling Program” Yay!

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FUNKT MGMT was established in South Africa in 2003 ago and now based in Venice, California. We strategize, develop, recruit, manage & promote various industry sectors. We are continuously recruiting top class, professional creatives, promotional models and ambassador staff for local & nationwide campaigns. Our mission is connect people to brands through experiential design and face to face communication. All personnel are extensively trained on your brand objectives to ensure unsurpassed service and overall desired target impact. Using our extensive national database of talent in all fields, coupled with seamless operations, management and logistics expertise, we take the pain out of the process.

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We have been shortlisted as a nominees!!!

We can’t thank our sponsors and ambassadors enough for the support over the years.

We are a preventive campaign and need funding to empower our nation and prevent all ocean bound waste at the same time educating our communities and upskilling.

iLembe Chamber of Commerce, Industry and TourismTrash4tokensMermaid Tear CatcherLifestyle Centre BallitoThe Ballito ProPETCO, the South African PET Plastic Recycling CompanyWorld Surf LeagueOlala InteriorsSea HuggerUnited NationsUnited Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)Funkt MGMTWater.orgWaterkeeper Alliancebdbwaterkeeper
We are so excited to announce that Litter4tokens has officially partnered with the for the Bahia De Banderas chapter. 🇲🇽 brought to you by Funkt MGMT

Earlier this year Jen and Sham went on a surf trip to Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico and they fell in love with the local waves, kids and culture 🏄‍♀️🇲🇽

They ended up meeting a man on a mission, a real game changer …and decided that this was a passion project they had to get involved with him on.

After months of discussions we soon partnered with who has now also joined forces with us on this project…and now also partnered with Bahia De Banderas.

Let us start this story about how we met, the major issues we came across in front of one of the best local surf breaks, 🏄‍♀️and the goals we set in place to achieve.

Stay tuned for the next video 🎥 to meet the rad team behind this massive initiative, we can’t wait to show you what’s coming next!

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Waterkeeper Alliance is the fastest-growing movement to protect swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. Our chapter is dedicated to restoring the waterways in Bahía de Banderas back to the way nature intended starting in Punta de Mita

Waterkeeper holds polluters accountable by growing a network of over 300 chapters on the frontlines of the global water crisis led by grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

💧690M+ people are provided with water from waterkeeper project

470 K+ volunteers, staff & supportes collaborate to champion the mission

$300M+miles of watersheds built to protect waterways globally

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