La JollaLos CabosSanta MonicaWaikiki Posts / June 6, 2018 5 ways to keep our oceans clean SHARE TWEET SHARE COMMENT A little bit goes a long way when it comes to keeping our coastlines clean all over the world. Whether it be your purchase of a reusable water bottle or saying “no” to that single-use plastic straw, we can all do something to help reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. And so, in honor of International Surf Day on June 16th, we wanted to share a few of our favorite tips that anyone can take-on to keep mother nature at its best! 1. SAY “BYE-BYE” TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS No matter where you live, the easiest way to keep our coastlines clean is to reduce your use of single-use plastics. This can include those water bottles you snag before your work, straws at restaurants, coffee cups or even takeout containers. Instead, opt-in to reusable water bottles, food containers, or stainless-steel straws. 2. DO THE LITTLE THINGS We’ve all been there…you’re walking on the beach and then it happens, you spot trash from another beach-goer just hanging out on its own. Instead of walking by it, safely pick it up and throw it away. You will leave knowing that one moment has added to the bigger picture. 3. RECYCLE You know how the saying goes, right? “Recycle, reduce, reuse!” And this still stands, you should always recycle whatever you can. This helps keep waste out of our oceans and reduces the amount of “new” plastics in circulation. Not sure what can or can’t be recycled? Check out the official Waste Management site for more information. 4. REVERSE THE DAMAGE Participating in a beach cleanup is the most direct and rewarding way you can help keep our coastlines clean! Plus, it’s an activity you can do with your friends, family or fellow beach-goers. There are so many organizations out there that host local beach cleanups. One of our favorites is the Surfrider Foundation who has led the charge in clean water and ocean conservation initiatives. Learn more about the organization here. 5. ENCOURAGE OTHERS We know how much everyone loves a good beach day, so keep your friends and family informed of ways to help our oceans and coastlines! Whether it be beach cleanups, organizations to support or voting to support bans that help our environment, every little bit counts.