UPSTREAM SOLUTIONS

We know it’s happening. Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. Plastic pollution is affecting entire marine ecosystems, everything from zooplankton to seabirds to the great cetaceans. To turn the tide on the plastic pollution pandemic we need to stop the problem at its source. The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. By focusing upstream, we are effectively able to cut single-use plastic disposables from the consumer stream before they have a chance to make it our coastal waterways.

Make a difference in your community.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants are committed to sustainable business practices for the benefit our ocean, waves, and beaches. The OFR program helps local businesses adopt ocean-friendly practices which drive consumer awareness, inspiring communities to tackle a global problem at the local level.

Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member or a volunteer looking to get involved with the program?

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Your support will help the Surfrider Foundation gets us one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts. And it's a sound investment - for every $1.00 you give to the Surfrider Foundation 87 cents will go directly to support our coasts.

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