Surfrider Foundation is an organization that specializes in the reduction of the impacts of plastics in the marine environment. They do this by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
"Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. Rain or overwatering flushes that litter through a storm drain system or directly into creeks, streams and rivers that lead to the ocean. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photo-degrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results." - Surfrider Foundation