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Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day with Stasher

This International Coastal Cleanup Day, Stasher and Surfrider are taking a stand to help reduce the impacts of plastic pollution on our ocean, waves, and beaches. We will be working together in our shared communities to clean up shorelines and waterways—and we need your help. Join us to be part of the solution and protect what we love.

Three ways to take action:

1. Attend A Beach Cleanup

Join us and play an active role in cleaning up your local coastline at one of the scheduled cleanups listed below, where the first 50-100 volunteers will receive a free Stasher bag as a thank you! If there are no cleanups listed near you, read on for other ways to get involved or find a Surfrider cleanup near you here.

2. Host A DIY Cleanup

A significant portion of beach litter comes from upstream sources through inland waterways. Cleaning up trash anywhere—in your neighborhood or near a river, a stream, a lake or an urban storm drain—can help prevent pollution from reaching our ocean. Do your part and check out tips on how to host your own solo cleanup below.

3. Advocate For Change

If you want to do more, use your voice. Ask your representatives to support the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. This comprehensive bill aims to reduce plastic pollution at the source and will help set a precedent for future policy.

Take action now

Stasher + Surfrider Cleanups

San Diego, CA - RSVP

Newport Beach, CA - RSVP

Huntington Beach, CA - RSVP

Long Beach, CA - RSVP

Manhattan Beach, CA - RSVP

Santa Monica, CA - RSVP

Ventura, CA - RSVP

San Mateo, CA - RSVP

San Francisco, CA - RSVP

Kapa'a, Kauai, HI - RSVP

Honolulu, Oahu, HI - RSVP

Miami, FL - RSVP

Charlotte, NC - RSVP

Bethany Beach, DE - RSVP

Galloway, NJ - RSVP

Long Beach, NY - RSVP

East Hampton, NY - RSVP

Hampton, NH - RSVP

DIY Cleanup Steps
 

  1. Download a data card and organize your supplies.

  2. Select a location and fill out the data card as you clean.

  3. Register and report your cleanup data.

 

Download Data Card

DIY Supplies List

  1. Gloves and a trash-grabber (if you have one).
  2. A bucket or reusable bag for collection
  3. Your data card and a pen (clipboard optional).
  4. A hat, sunglasses, ocean-friendly sunscreen and mask.

Every action counts. Together, we can turn the tide on ocean pollution.

 

Why should you report your cleanup data? 

 

Beyond the impacts that your cleanup has on the immediate environment, your findings can help inform policies and legislation, which will help protect our planet for generations to come. For over a decade, Surfrider volunteers and staff have utilized beach cleanup data reported by volunteers to understand the most commonly recurring items found—from cigarette butts to fishing nets. This valuable information informs our advocacy efforts at the local, regional, and national levels. Learn more about Surfrider's Plastic Pollution Initiative by clicking the button below.

 

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About Stasher

 

Stasher is a company dedicated to helping “save what matters” — from their endlessly reusable, silicone bags to their commitment to supporting environmental causes like Surfrider's mission to protect clean water and healthy beaches. As a mission-driven brand, Stasher has committed to donating a portion of proceeds from every Stasher bag sold to high-impact nonprofits working to protect the planet, including Surfrider. Stasher believes that one small change can make a big impact. So far, Stasher has sold millions of reusable bags, preventing an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags from entering landfills and ending up on beaches or in the ocean.

Surfrider's official partnership with Stasher began in the fall of 2019 and we have worked together to engage individuals in beach cleanups, advocacy and policy initiatives that lead to lasting protections from plastic pollution.

 

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