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Ocean Beach Clean-up with Surfrider

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Group: Greenpeace and Surfrider Foundation

When: Sunday, October 15, 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Ocean Beach

Cost: Free


Plastics in our oceans pose an enormous problem...
By 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in the oceans.
Over 299 million tons of plastic are produced each year and yet corporations have convinced the world it is primarily the consumers responsibility to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Individual responsibility is huge, but shouldn't corporations also be held responsible for this?

That's why all over the world, Greenpeace is particpating in beach-cleanups, with a twist...

We're auditing the trash and reporting back to companies like Coca-Cola how much of their trash finds it way to our beaches.

In the Bay Area, we'll be partnering with Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter, an incredible organization looking out for "oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network." They host beach cleanups in the Bay 3 times a month.

We will be attending Sunday's Clean-up, hoping to audit the trash and include the findings in a global report. They will have grabbers, buckets and gloves, but if you have your own, please bring them!

Join us this Sunday and get your hands dirty so we can keep our oceans clean!

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