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Plastic Art: ‘A Slice of Venice Beach’

IMG_7223Artist Rohitash Rao draws inspiration from the colorful and eclectic trash he picks up along the city streets, beach, and boardwalk surrounding his studio in Venice Beach, California.  An avid supporter of Surfrider Foundation’s beach cleanup efforts, Rao created a special piece for us in honor of “Rise Above Plastics Month.” Rao stumbled upon the concept […]

France Bans the Bag!

bag_oceanSurfrider Foundation activists and environmentalists are rising above plastics around the world.  With the help of Surfrider Foundation Europe, France has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags and disposable tableware.  According to the European Commission, one French person on average uses about 80 plastic bags a year.  This represents about 17 billion plastic bags – including […]

Sea-Worn Trash Art with Surfrider Activist Pam Longobardi

2014_9_Spout_ph1_WBPam Longobardi despises her artistic medium of choice. She considers it a global scourge that’s both tangibly harmful and potently symbolic of how our runaway consumerism is killing the planet. Longobardi makes art out of plastic–specifically, out of sea-worn trash that she’s hauled from beaches worldwide. She transforms the flotsam into powerful pieces, including the […]

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