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Plastic bags and dolphins don’t mix

January 07, 2012

Plastic bags and dolphins don’t mix

Topics: Fish Plastics

Rise above plastics. 90% of plastics in the ocean come from land-based sources.

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2011 coastal victories

January 04, 2012

2011 coastal victories

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Since 2006 Surfrider's network has delivered more than 175 coastal victories. In 2011 we added 25 to the list. Here's how they break down.

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What do we want? A bag ban in NYC.

January 04, 2012

What do we want? A bag ban in NYC.

Topics: Activism Communications Modern Activism Plastics

Single-use plastic bags have no place junking up one of the best cities in the world.

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Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

December 26, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Casablanca

Topics: Ads Chapters Plastics Water Quality

Thanks to the agengy Klem Euro RSCG, Surfrider Morocco has billboards in Morocco. Here's one in Casablanca.

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Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

December 07, 2011

Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

Topics: Chapters Campaigns Activism DIY Activism Plastics

There is no better content than activist-created content. This is another gem.

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Looking under the carpet

December 06, 2011

Looking under the carpet

Topics: Beaches Communications Plastics

Great image. Trash in our oceans.

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Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

December 05, 2011

Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

Topics: Waves Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism Oil Pollution Plastics Surfing

What better way to recycle EPS foam than into a surfboard blank. I'm not sure I can think of a better way. Nope, I can't.

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Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

December 02, 2011

Plastic… now found on every beach in the world

Topics: Beaches Plastics Water Quality

Pieces of plastic are on every beach on the planet. Be part of the solution to reverse the plastic tide.

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Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

November 30, 2011

Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

Topics: Events Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Plastics

I heard a representative from NYC share the joke that the State flower is a plastic bag stuck in a tree. Looks like bags are taking over cities all over.

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Surfrider billboard in Morocco

November 29, 2011

Surfrider billboard in Morocco

Topics: Ads Waves Communications Plastics Water Quality

Another great Surfrider ad, this time it's a billboard in Morocco.

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One more surfer for change

November 21, 2011

One more surfer for change

Topics: Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

We're always stoked to see one more surfer understand the larger impact of their daily decisions. Kyle Thiermann not only pulls airs and pulls in... now he's helping pull surfers into understanding the impact of their actions.

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Seeing the Grand Canyon through a single use plastic Coke bottle

November 13, 2011

Seeing the Grand Canyon through a single use plastic Coke bottle

Topics: Plastics

Big money is trying to kill grassroots efforts focused on cleaning up our country... even in our national parks.

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David and Goliath fights are happening daily

November 08, 2011

David and Goliath fights are happening daily

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

The David and Goliath fights just keep rolling in. Can we, the citizens, fight and win to keep plastic trash out of our oceans? Yep. We can.

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What happens when birds eat plastic? They die.

November 07, 2011

What happens when birds eat plastic? They die.

Topics: Plastics

More than a million seabirds die from eating single-use plastics. This is what that looks like.

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Checking in with Surfrider Guadeloupe

October 23, 2011

Checking in with Surfrider Guadeloupe

Topics: Events Chapters Plastics

Yes, there is a Surfrider chapter in Guadeloupe. They've been around since 2005.

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Picking up trash wherever you are

October 13, 2011

Picking up trash wherever you are

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

Think global, inspire locals. Then get out of their way.

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Surfrider in the deep south… of Argentina

September 30, 2011

Surfrider in the deep south… of Argentina

Topics: Chapters Podcasts Stories Plastics

Gaston Caminata has taken the Surfrider mission and embraced it wholeheartedly. In doing so he's transforming a town in Southern Argentina.

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One Beach, a film about tons of plastic and a few people

September 29, 2011

One Beach, a film about tons of plastic and a few people

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

Our pals at Barefoot Wine created a film to explore a few people's lives intertwined with plastic. We are stoked to be connected to it.

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Plastic found at the ends of the earth

September 23, 2011

Plastic found at the ends of the earth

Topics: Culture Shifting Plastics Water Quality

There are no pristine coasts... anywhere.

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Light from plastic trash

September 16, 2011

Light from plastic trash

Topics: Plastics Water Quality

Plastic trash covers the planet. Some people are starting to find uses for all that trash.

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