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09 • 03 • 2019

Redondo Beach Outdoor Smoking Ban

In September 2019, the Redondo Beach City Council unanimously approved a citywide smoking ban in public places — with certain exceptions for designated areas, residential properties and moving vehicles.

This will significantly reduce cigarette butt litter in the urban and surrounding beach areas of Redondo Beach leading to fewer butts in the ocean. Cigarette butts are made from plastic but it's not just a matter of unsightly trash and litter. Toxins from cigarettes collect on the filter and are then washed out into our waterways and the ocean. Click here for more info on cigarette butt litter.

Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter volunteers advocated for this coastal victory by raising awareness about the issue and speaking at city council meetings.

Plastic Pollution