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  Nicaragua, home to so many friends and amazing people.  The waves, world class.  The beaches, paradise.  Unfortunately, such a beautiful place is troubled with pollution.  A lack of education and an absence of proper waste disposal is threating the quality and health of the environment. 

 

  It is our goal to change the tides on plastic...

   Let's be honest, we love to surf!  Imagine traveling around the globe, surfing some of the best waves in the world.  Accompany these surfing adventures with distributing water filtration units to remote regions, donating school supplies to children in need and sharing the message of Ocean Conservation.  All of a sudden this is n...

  It's funny the people we meet during our travels.  Here are a few of the bright lights we crossed paths with on our journey in Nicaragua.

 

Chepe :  Is a local resident we met on the beach after surfing in Rancho Santana.  He invited our youth outreach team from Waves Not Plastic to visit a local school in his neighborhood.  The beach is his home and...

Waves Not Plastic has launched our first environmentally friendly sticker.  This sticker is made from plants, not plastic and allows us to share our message without leaving a lasting negative effect on the environment. 

 

We encourage businesses and consumers to think creatively and utilize alternative forms of packaging, printing, and purchasing.  Printed i...

 

 

 

How has the team at Waves Not Plastic been keeping busy in the Indian Ocean?

 

Waves  Not Plastic has teamed up with an icredible organization, "Waves for Water" in support of their clean water courier program.  Our goal is to provide clean water to families and communities in remote areas who do not have access to clean drinking water...

 

Who are you and what are you doing in Indonesia?

 

Halo, my name is Jeff and a few years ago I founded a non-profit organization, Waves Not Plastic.  We use education and youth outreach programs to promote ocean conservation and plastic pollution prevention.  I love to surf and my passion for the ocean is a driving force to make a difference and educate future g...

This one started like so many trips before.  A discrepancy in flight time, an intoxicating night with wine and good company the night before. The adventure was ahead of me and the current plan was little more than meeting nine strangers on a boat in the Indian Ocean, five days later. 

 

A miscalculation in surf potential and an overall lack of any research p...

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"Our mission is to raise awareness about plastic pollution through passion!"

 

Jeff Lenore

Founder / CEO, Waves Not Plastic .org

Waves Not Plastic .org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to creating awareness on the devastating effect that plastic waste has on our oceans.