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Volunteers needed: 100

Project: Clean Water

Rise Above Plastics Kits

Collecting beach trash for RAP education kits

Project Description

I’m writing to request bitten beach trash.  I know you’ve seen the bottles washed ashore with hundreds of little triangular bites.  Detergent bottles, oil containers, small medicine bottles, I’ll take whatever you find.  The more bitten – the better.  I need lots of it for education kits that will be available to Surfrider chapters around the world.

Call me if you have any questions.  Thanks for helping out.


Marcus Eriksen, PhD

Executive Director

5 Gyres Institute



Send to:         2122 S. Spaulding Ave.

                       Los Angeles, CA 90016

Concrete Goals

Create as many eudcation kits to be available to clubs and chapter around the world

Specific Plan

I’ll pay for the shipping of the plastic beach trash.  I think you can send a small box stuffed with 50 chewed bottles for less than 20 bucks.  Do this for us and I’ll send you another $20.  Just let me know what the total cost is for shipping, I’ll add $20 and send you a check. I know it’s not much, but it’s a small token of appreciation for your work.

Project Leaders

Marcus Eriksen, PhD

Executive Director
5 Gyres Institute

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