Raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
The San Francisco chapter works hard to address the plastic pollution issues that are most challenging in the Bay Area. We look for alternatives to single-use plastics that come in on our Top 10 list at beach cleanups – plastic straws, bottle caps, food wrappers and plastic cutlery – as well as creating solutions for global marine plastic pollution issues, such as microplastic pollution from washing fleece clothing.
We are currently working on a plastic straw campaign, Plastic Straws Suck, as well as a plastic shotgun wad campaign, a microplastics campaign, and supporting our local government on a citywide ban of single-use plastics in restaurants. We are constantly growing and adapting to create campaigns and strategies to combat sources of marine plastic pollution as we become aware of them.