Who’s the PET? 「消費者?」



Who’s the PET? 「消費者?」

Who’s the PET? is an art project created by Bag-A-Surf co-founder Rob Pott. It was created as an entry for the Toba SeaFolk Museum’s 5th “Umi wa Hiroi” Art Contest.

バガサーフ設立者ロブ ポットによる「消費者?」というアート作品。三重県鳥羽市の「海はひろいな大賞」作品展に提出してみました。9月14日~11月14日、鳥羽駅で展示会があります。私の作品が選ばれるように!


Anyone can participate, though this year’s submission date has already passed (I only found out about it 3 days before!), and Japanese is needed to go through the submission process. I’ll happily help anyone who wishes to participate next year. The top prize will be awarded $500.

The exhibition runs at the Toba Station from September 14 to November 14, and from what I’ve heard the museum is outstanding. Fingers crossed this work is selected!

Annual Scarecrow Contest

Umi no Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), entering the annual Scarecrow Contest!

Umi no Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), entering the annual Scarecrow Contest!

We entered Umi-no-Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), our new marine debris monster to the local scarecrow contest. It was a great chance to talk to new people about marine debris and less-waste lifestyles. Results out tomorrow – fingers crossed!

No Pla Shop 「ノープラ」ショップ

We got eco-bags, newly-harvested honey from our bees, fresh and frozen fruit, and inari-zushi rice snacks served in lettuce!

We got eco-bags, newly-harvested honey from our bees, fresh and frozen fruit, and inari-zushi rice snacks served in lettuce!

Bag-a-Surf’s No Pla Shop had a great day on Sunday 9th June at Isumi SurfTown Festa. We sold out of inari-zushi rice balls wrapped in lettuce, shifted lots of honey (our bees gave us over 10 litres the day before), and created very little trash in the process!


No Pla = No Plastic Trash

Bag-a-Surf No-Pla Shop @ SurfTown Festa this Sunday!


We’re gonna run a No Plastic booth at Isumi’s SurfTown Festa this Sunday. We’ll be selling No Plastic goods and setting up an info counter on marine debris at Sangenya beach. Come and hang out!

You won't find any plastic bags at our shop though!

You won’t find any plastic bags at our shop though!

Shop featuring: Groovy Eco Bags, Organic T-Shirts, Accessories, No-Plastic Food.

Pechakucha Tonight?

Off to do a Bag-a-Surf talk at the Pechakucha event (20 seconds x 20 slides) in Tokyo tonight. Got a spare ticket if you want to come listen. Call me quick! Meet at 19:30 Roppongi.



No Pla No.1 – Beach Clean & Picnic




Thanks to everyone who participated in Sunday’s event. We had about 20 people come for the beach-clean, 10 for the mini-talk, and 7 for the no plastic picnic. It was a great opportunity to think and talk about how to prepare food with less waste.

We got 4 bags of trash out in 10 minutes, and enjoyed a super-relaxed atmosphere. We hope to organize another event soon. Everyone’s welcome!





Bag-A-Surf heads to the WIN conference in Darwin, Asutralia

WIN-LogoG’day mates! Bag-A-Surf is at the World Indigenous Network (WIN) conference in Darwin Australia! partners Nobozyztrash. This year marks the first WIN conference and we are proud to be asked to be part of it, with our partners Nobodyztrash, by the Australian government.

WIN has as its goals the bringing together of indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, land and sea managers to share stories, knowledge, cultural experiences and ideas to better manage ecosystems, protect the environment and support sustainable livelihoods.

The overall aim of the World Indigenous Network is to encourage:

  • better conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources
  • improved social cohesion
  • increased economic opportunities and the alleviation of poverty.

We are currently in downtown Darwin, recovering from 26hrs of traveling from Japan. The conference runs  from May 26-May 29 and we hope to bring you further updates.

Meet Melissa George Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group as she gives some background on the conference.
Ms Melissa George, Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group