The Rise Above Plastics (RAP) Program is the Surfrider Foundation’s response to the problem of plastic litter in our ocean and marine environments. The goal of the program is to educate the public on the impacts single-use plastics have on marine environments, and how individuals can make changes in their daily lives and within their communities that will stem the flow of plastics into the environment. RAP also calls upon people to reduce their plastic footprint by reducing or eliminating the use of products such as single-use plastic water bottles and plastic bags.
Learn More at the Rise Above Plastics website, the RAP blog and the Rise Above Plastics Facebook page.
Also see our Rise Above Plastics Facts and Figures.
Don't let the nightmares below and to the right become realities! Thanks to Surfrider Europe for the video.
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