Solutions for plastic pollution
  • SICK OF PLASTIC LITTERING YOUR BEACHES?

    TURN THE TIDE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    REQUEST A RISE ABOVE PLASTICS PRESENTATION

    For your work, school or community group.

  • MEET THE RAP SPEAKERS

    REQUEST A RISE ABOVE PLASTICS PRESENTATION

    For your work, school or community group.

  • WHAT GOES IN THE OCEAN GOES IN YOU

    BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

    REQUEST A RISE ABOVE PLASTICS PRESENTATION

    For your work, school or community group.

RISE ABOVE PLASTICS

Rise Above Plastics (RAP) mission is to reduce the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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PLASTIC KILLS PSA

Plastic—it's all around us. It's in our homes, our offices, our vehicles, our yards, our playgrounds. We use it to package food, bottle products, bag proceduce, make dinnerware and utensils, make toys and many other single-use products. But plastics pose a HUGE threat to our ocean, beaches and planet. There's some scary creatures in our ocean... and they are plastics.

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Leading plastic pollution experts from Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres, Algalita, Executive Speaker Training, Container Recycling Institute and more provide the vital information and skills for the Surfrider RAP Speaker Training Program.

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TAKE ACTION

Want to host a presentation in your hometown group, school or business? Invite a Surfrider-trained plastic pollution presenter to your community.

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MEET THE RAP SPEAKERS

Surfrider trained speakers area available to give 30 to 60 minute educational and interactive presentations about plastic pollution issues and everyday solutions.

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TRASHION FASHION

Los Angeles based artist Marina DeBris began picking up trash on local beaches over fourteen years ago. In 2008 she began creating pieces of art which question the use of single use items and the amount of waste we create. www.washedup.us

SAVE THE CAMELS

An eleven-year-old boy is leading a campaign to save camels from 'death by plastic bag' in the Abu Dhabi desert.

BBC EARTH

A Hawaiian student looks at the plastic items found in stomaches of albatrosses, ingested from the Pacific ocean. Interesting video from BBC show Hawaii - Message in the Waves. www.bbcearth.com

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www.surfrider.org/RAP
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RAP@riseaboveplasticsprogram.org