One of Team Marine’s biggest focus is combating plastic pollution. To take action in previous years, Team Marine has made many efforts in plastic pollution activism, advocacy, and community engagement. One of their projects consisted of constructing and displaying a giant plastic water bottle at Third Street Promenade to bring attention to the issue with the City of Santa Monica’s support. During their showcases, they also collected hundreds of signature from the community walking by to support SB 54 and AB 1080. Although SB 54 and AB 1080 were rejected in the 2019 legislative session, they have come back and have limited time to be revived in 2020. Some of the team’s members have come together to contact assemblymembers to vote YES on SB 54 and AB 1080. This revision is happening right now. Click here to see a part of their advocacy work.