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Our headquarters are based in beautiful Long Beach, California. Come take part in our local community events and join our incredible network of changemakers.
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

BYO @ Algalita is our zero-waste refill shop and community center. It’s a space for SoCal locals to adopt habits around using fewer plastics and connect with like-minded community members. Find a wide range of alternatives to single-use plastics and a refill station to purchase cleaners & cosmetics. We’ve partnered with BYO Long Beach, with multiple locations around Long Beach and one in Huntington Beach. Together our mission is to inspire locals to reduce their waste and focus on reusable alternatives.



Waterbike Cleanups on the Bay

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

New dates coming soon.


Beach Cleanups and Community Events

We host beach cleanups in Long Beach several times a year to remove litter from our coastal environment and educate our community about microplastic pollution. We also host film screenings and workshops on zero-waste practices and ideas. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Algalita or sign up for our newsletter to get notified about our next event.


Long Beach Organic

Sister Non-profit

Back in December 1994, Charles Moore founded Algalita and Long Beach Organic on the same day because he knew that the best way to protect our oceans was to start with preserving our soils and practicing local food production to reduce fertilizer runoff, soil degradation, and the need for plastic food packaging. Long Beach Organic manages several community gardens in vacant lots around Long Beach. 


“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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