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Locally reliant communities that build support and trust are truly the way forward. From local food production to learning from each other, from caring for our streets and beaches to supporting local businesses, we’ll connect you with opportunities and like-minded people.

BYO Long Beach


Algalita’s Plastic-Smart Community Center in Long Beach, CA was created to be a space for SoCal locals to adopt habits around using fewer plastics. We’ve partnered with BYO Long Beach, a small business run by Julie Darrell who supplies a wide range of alternatives to single-use plastics and a refill station to purchase cleaners & cosmetics. Together our mission is to inspire locals to reduce their waste and focus on reusable alternatives.

Location: 148 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803

Hours: M-F 9:30 – 5:30, Sa-Su 10:00 – 4:00

Community Events


Throughout the year, we host Do-It-Yourself workshops, beach cleanups and scavenger hunts, guest speakers, movie screenings and networking events. Sign up for our monthly newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be updated about the next event!

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Waterbike and Kayak Cleanups


Help us keep Alamitos Bay clean and have some fun in the sun.

Waterbike cleanups are every 1st Saturday of the month.

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Kayak cleanups are every 4th Saturday from 8:45 – 11:00 am. We provide all the gear you need. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and ALL participants must be able to swim. Reserve for groups of up to 20. Email us to reserve your spot.

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National and Global Community


We’re committed to supporting the global movement against irresponsible plastic use. Whether its supporting international efforts, updating national and international policy or changing the narrative around plastic, we’re all in. Stay up to date with how you can be a part of this fast-paced movement.

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“Perfection is not the goal, but progress. We can’t all do everything, but everyone can do something.”

– Julie Darrel, BYO Owner

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Help us build our community by donating or sharing our resources with a teacher, young person or family member. Together, we can arrive at a future free of plastic pollution.

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