make a difference: be fantastic anti-plastic.

Buying biodegradable beach toys is a great first step, but there are lots of conscientious, action-oriented organizations out there helping to save our oceans and beaches. Find out how you can become part of the solution. Click on each of the links below and find out how you can do much more than just “liking” them on your Facebook page.

Raising Plastic Pollution Awareness from the UAE to the rest of the world

Surfrider Foundation started with some concerned surfers in Malibu back in 1984, and today they’re a grassroots organization operating in 15 countries with dozens of local chapters here in the U.S. Their mission is “the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.” As they say on their site, “we’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens…we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches.”

Plastic Pollution Coalition is “a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.” They’re looking to build awareness, inspire action, support legislation, and promote alternatives to ordinary plastic. Their supporters include a “who’s who” of celebrity musicians, actors, and surfers.

Algalita Marine Research Foundation was founded by Charles Moore in 1994 to focus on restoring underwater kelp forests and improving the wetlands and water quality along the California coast. In 1997, Moore was sailing across the North Pacific and happened upon a massive “plastic soup” of trash that’s generally thought to be bigger than the state of Texas—now known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Find out more about our “plastic footprint” and what it’s doing to the planet.

5 Gyres is a global non-profit dedicated to understanding plastic pollution through exploration, education, and action. Its name refers to the five major vortexes, or rotating ocean currents, in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The North Pacific Gyre is home to the trapped mass of floating plastic debris called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Plastiki is a sailing catamaran constructed from 12,500 plastic bottles, on a voyage across the Pacific to raise awareness about the damage that everyday plastic is doing to our oceans. Go to the site to track its path, watch videos, and find out how to start curbing your consumption of earth-damaging plastic.

Click on each of the links below and find out how you can do much more than just “liking” them on your Facebook page.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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