Green Genius Biodegradable Plastic Trash Bags Partners with Surfrider Foundation to Help Clean Up Surf City - Huntington Beach

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Green Genius, a San Francisco company that makes biodegradable trash bags, is partnering with the Surfrider Foundation to clean up Huntington Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach. By using biodegradable bags, Surfrider will be able to continue their beach cleanup efforts without contributing to the problem of plastic waste.

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The Surfrider Foundation in Huntington/Seal Beach will begin using Green Genius biodegradable trash bags.

Using Green Genius biodegradable trash bags supports our goal of getting rid of single-use plastic that just sits in our landfills forever.

The Huntington/Seal Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has partnered with Green Genius LLC, makers of Green Genius biodegradable trash bags, to help remove trash at their regular beach cleanups. Green Genius will provide biodegradable trash bags for volunteers to use at monthly litter removal events along Huntington Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach. To locate a scheduled Surfrider beach clean up, visit

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a group of visionary Malibu surfers, the foundation now maintains over 90 chapters and has over 50,000 members worldwide. The Huntington/Seal Beach chapter was formed in 1989 and has more than 2,000 active volunteers. Regular beach cleanups are just one of the many ways in which Surfrider members give back to their communities and help raise awareness of the environmental issues facing our oceans.

“We’re stoked to have Green Genius as a partner in our cleanup efforts. Their biodegradable trash bags support our goal of getting rid of single-use plastic that just sits in our landfills forever,” said Seth Matson, who manages the Surfrider Foundation Huntington Beach cleanups.

Green Genius biodegradable trash bags have been certified biodegradable by an independent, EPA-registered lab using ASTM D5511. They are also the first and only trash bags validated to biodegrade under landfill conditions by UL Environment, a trusted provider of independent green claims verification.

“Supporting the Surfrider Foundation in their efforts to remove plastic from the environment is fundamental to our own mission. As a California-based company, it also gives us great pride to be a part of their regular beach cleanups, helping to restore our beautiful coastline,” said Sam Paul, Green Genius founder and CEO.

About Green Genius:
Green Genius is a San Francisco-based company that makes biodegradable plastic trash bags designed to biodegrade in a landfill environment (where 95%+ of trash bags end up). Born out of the environmental “aha” moment of CEO Sam Paul, Green Genius is devoted to reducing the amount of plastic accumulating in our environment. Green Genius trash bags can be purchased at Whole Foods, QFC, Heinen’s and many other fine retailers, as well as online at and

About Surfrider Foundation:
Founded in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The Huntington/Seal Beach chapter, formed in 1989, includes areas from the San Gabriel River to the Santa Ana River and inland to the Foothills. To become a member or volunteer for a beach clean up, visit].

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