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An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

September 01, 2011

An engine pushing Oregon ahead: The Charlie Plybon story

Topics: Victories Podcasts Stories Activism Plastics

This is the story of a kid who grew up in the Southeast. He fell in love with our coasts and ended up leading the charge to preserve the coasts in the opposite corner of the United States.

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Video of Portland banning the bag

July 25, 2011

Video of Portland banning the bag

Topics: Victories Plastics

Portland representatives deliver the goods and pass a bag ban. Listen in.

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Portland bans the bag

July 22, 2011

Portland bans the bag

Topics: Policy Victories Plastics

After four years of work the Portland chapter of Surfrider was given four days notice to rally the troops, organize multiple efforts and help drive home a victory against single-use plastic pollution in our oceans. The momentum continues.

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23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

July 11, 2011

23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

Topics: Victories Plastics

Surfrider is seeks to end the massive amount of single-use plastics entering our oceans. With this in mind, we just secured our 23rd plastics-related victory.

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Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

July 04, 2011

Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

Topics: Beaches Activism Plastics

The Huntington Beach / Seal Beach chapter delivers the message via a trash float. Great pics.

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Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger

June 10, 2011

Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger

Topics: Ads Plastics

80% of the plastics in the ocean come from us on land (they don't fall off ships). That plastic is ingested by marine life and then sometimes by us.

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Powerful new ads running in Australia

May 28, 2011

Powerful new ads running in Australia

Topics: Ads Plastics

Surfrider Australia is pushing the envelope. We love these ads.

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The wonders of styrofoam… ocean trash, cancer… suggest we should support S.B. 568

May 23, 2011

The wonders of styrofoam… ocean trash, cancer… suggest we should support S.B. 568

Topics: Plastics

Styrofoam came into being in 1941 and since that time it has proceeded to become one of the largest sources of trash on the planet (oh and it may cause cancer). SB 568 calls for a ban in the state of California.

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Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

May 16, 2011

Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

Topics: Beaches Culture Shifting Plastics

Surfrider Brazil helps people understand they shouldn't trash the beach by... sending the trash back to them.

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Reshaping how we view the act of kids letting balloons go

May 13, 2011

Reshaping how we view the act of kids letting balloons go

Topics: Kids Plastics

Anyone with kids has experienced this... your child is at a party, they are given a balloon... and they let it go. What goes up must come down. Marine animals can't digest plastic well and millions die every year from trying. A community in Texas has taken this issue on.

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Killer placements in Paris for anti single-use plastics ads

May 09, 2011

Killer placements in Paris for anti single-use plastics ads

Topics: Ads Culture Shifting Plastics

Young and Rubicam Paris have created amazing work for Surfrider Europe over the years. The images below are the largest train station in Paris.

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Plastic Beach, Hawaii

April 18, 2011

Plastic Beach, Hawaii

Topics: Beaches Plastics

The southernmost tip of the United States is Kamilo Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's called Plastic Beach for good reason.

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March 28 2011

Captain Charles Moore at this weekends Surfrider Hawaii chapter conference

Plastics

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March 18 2011

Santa Monica Bag Ban

Plastics

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March 15 2011

Half empty: New Haven says no to bottled water

Plastics

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March 10 2011

Ocean garbage - Where does it all end up?

Plastics

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March 08 2011

Ocean garbage - The water slide from land to sea

Plastics

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March 06 2011

Ocean garbage - Where does it come from?

Plastics

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March 03 2011

Stiv Wilson on garbage in the ocean

Plastics

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March 02 2011

Should plastic bags be banned?

Plastics

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