Last Saturday was rainy and windy up in NH but we were still stoked to take part in Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics: Raptoberfest. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness regarding the dangers of plastic pollution and to focus on solutions. Volunteers scoured the beach for plastic debris. We then organized them into mosaics. It was easy (unfortunately) to find more than enough plastic for our artwork.

discsThese plastic “sewer discs” are just a few of the estimated 4-8 million that escaped a water treatment facility in Hooksett, NH back in March 2011 along with thousands of pounds of raw sewage. Though a massive cleanup effort has been in the works all spring/summer, they continue to wash up – sometimes in large numbers. It will be interesting to see how far these have traveled when we look at other chapter’s photographs.

Learn more about Raptoberfest and Rise Above Plastics here » www.raptoberfest.org, and here » www.riseaboveplastics.org

Want to help be part of the solution even more? Volunteer at a Surfrider Event near you! » www.surfrider.org/take-action/volunteer

Check out more photos from the beach cleanup:

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