A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.
The Hold On To Your Butt program aims to raise awareness and eliminate cigarette litter. Cigarette butts are the most commonly littered item in the United States and they account for nearly one in every five items collected during our monthly beach cleanups. To make matters worse, butts are often cast onto the sidewalk and streets and end up in our storm drains, which flow to streams, rivers, bays, lagoons, and ultimately the ocean.
The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.