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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.


BYO at Algalita is closed temporarily as we work to remodel the location. Follow us on Instagram @Algalita for the latest updates!

Waterbike Cleanups on the Bay

Help us keep Alamitos Bay clean and have some fun in the sun! NEW DATES COMING SOON.


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

– Julie Darrel, BYO Owner


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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