Los Angeles Chapter

Hold On To Your Butt


Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered every year. While most folks believe that cigarette filters are made of cotton they are actually made of fine plastic fibers known as cellulose acetate, with roughly 14K – 17K strands per butt! Our goal is to cut down on cigarette butt pollution in our community so that dirty butts don’t wind up on the beaches we all love.

SFLA volunteers have installed butt ashcans from Venice Beach to Sunset Point in the Pacific Palisades. Butts collected through our ashcans are eventually upcycled through TerraCycle!


Do you grocery shop at Ralphs? An easy way to help us raise funds for this program is by registering or re-registering your Ralphs Rewards online starting September 1, 2017. Ralphs will automatically donate a portion of sales to our Surfrider LA Chapter every time you use your linked Ralphs Club card. Tell your friends! See image below for instructions.

(Participants are required to register for the new term online or by calling Ralphs at 800-443-4438 Even if you registered (or previously registered) your Ralphs club card as recently as June, July or August 2017, you are required to register again beginning September 1st.)

HOTYB Ralphs

  • Go to www.ralphs.com,

  • Create an account or login to your already existing account.

  • Link you card by clicking on Community Rewards > Edit my community contribution.

  • Select SURFRIDER FOUNDATION #81266,  (be sure to select SurfriderLA chapter – ours is 81266)

  • Will this interfere with my gas rewards? NO! Community Contributions and individual fuel rewards are two different programs linked to your Ralph’s card and you’ll still earn gas rewards while earning money for Surfrider!