On October 28, 2015, Solana Beach became the first city in San Diego County to adopt an EPS foam takeout ban in an effort to protect our ocean, waves, and beaches from plastic pollution.

Surfrider Foundation San Diego activists worked with city staff and actively campaigned both the city council and Solana Beach residents to garner support for Solana Beach Ordinance 466. In addition to EPS foam takeout, the ordinance also prohibits styrofoam packing materials, i.e. “peanuts.” 

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Solana Beach Bag Ban Passed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 04/26/12 Contact: Haley Jain Haggerstone E-Mail: haley@surfridersd.org Phone: (858) 792-9940 Solana Beach Passes First Bag Ban Ordinance In San Diego County

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Solana Beach Bans Plastic Bags

In a remarkable day for ocean conservation and advancing environmental safeguards in San Diego County, the Solana Beach City Council voted unanimously in April 2012

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Plastic Pollution

Our chapter has multiple committees dedicated to the Surfrider Plastic Pollution Initiative. These include a countywide Beach Cleanup program, the Rise Above Plastics (RAP) committee, the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, and a campaign to end cigarette butt litter - Ban the Butt.