Category: Oceans

Surfers, Oceans and Plastic: Karma Bag Launch Event

Surfrider Vancouver Island presents an evening profiling local businesses’, organizations’ and international surfers’ efforts to conserve our oceans and reduce plastic waste. Local surfboard shaper, Will Hazen from Barracuda Surfboards, speaks about his business’ efforts to reduce their waste in plastics-based industry. Discussion with Bryson Robertson about Ocean Gybe and plastic pollution around the globe. Film screening featuring surfer, Dave Rastovich, and his efforts to raise awareness about ocean conservation…

VI Surfrider Foundation collected 590 kilograms of marine debris

Volunteers of the Vancouver Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation collected 590 kilograms of marine debris last week as part of their annual remote beach cleanup event, Combing the Coast. They collected Styrofoam, plastic bottles, hard plastics and other junk from Rugged Point Provincial Park, on the west coast of the north Island. Items found by the group are typically sent to the landfill, but this time around about half…

Ellice Recycle Sponsors CTC

Surfrider Vancouver Island is excited to announce that Ellice Recycle Ltd. is a proud new sponsor of the Combing the Coast beach cleanup program. Ellice will be providing in-kind waste-management and recycling support for all the debris collected throughout the year at Surfrider VI beach cleanups. Through our partnership with Ellice, Surfrider VI will be able to divert much of the collected debris from going to the landfill. Check out…