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The Zeroes

“We, the Zero Debris team,  affectionately call ourselves Zeroes. and we all have incredible power. We are curious and passionate individuals  who are making a difference in this world…”

The Team: Meet the Team


Hamid Pezeshkian

Similar to co-founder Ulrich Floresca, and other active members of Zer0 Debris, Hamid spent his childhood growing up in a 3rd world / developing country where a focus on minimizing pollution and debris had lower priority than other economic-based initiatives. As a child, Hamid and his family would spend summer vacations near the Caspian Sea, the largest body of sweet-water in the world, located north of Iran and surrounded by other countries such as Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. Hamid recalls days where he and his brother would swim in the Caspian Sea with their father, and enjoy its calm rolling waves, and looking for the diverse range of fishes that are unique to this body of water. However, as an adult, it became clear to Hamid that the Caspian Sea was suffering from a rapidly deteriorating ecosystem due to the emission of debris and contaminants from factories of countries surrounding the sea, as well as sewer discharge to name a few. 

This sad truth about global waste in bodies of water became further profound for Hamid on a trip to south India where the local fisherman would encounter more plastic on their fishing nets than fish, and still choose to dump the plastic back into the water while only removing the fish. 

Upon this experience, this matter became a passion to generate global awareness and education to this problem. As such Hamid united with co-founder Ulrich to make a global impact in reducing waste and debris in bodies of water, as well as other natural habitats. This journey has taken Hamid to give presentations to elementary and middle-school students in Mexico, as well as creating partnerships with other global organizations to cause a change in this important matter. Hamid believes firmly in diversity in education, as a source to make a bigger impact in awareness for sustainability in the World.

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The Team: Meet the Team

In Memory of Ulrich and his Legacy: Zero Debris

Ulrich Floresca

Founder / C.E.O.

I began this Beach Clean-Up at Santa Monica Beach in California together with a friend and co-founder HAMID.  I was 48 then, December 8, 2017 trying to figure out on how to celebrate my birthday the unorthodox way.

Being a LANDMARK WORLDWIDE GRADUATE, “THE INSPIRATION” came from my coach who told me to clean the beach and start a  POSSIBILITY.

Together with Hamid we stationed a makeshift tent at the Sta. Monica Beach at Lifeguard 20 since then, and reached our TWO (2) Year Mark.

With what began as a Beach Clean-Up has spanned to 4 countries starting with the USA, Philippines, Mexico and recently in Nepal.

Neither did we know that ZERO DEBRIS is not just an ordinary Beach Clean-Up… 

It’s a Way of Life…Inspiring People!

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Support Team

The Team: Meet the Team

Judith Ahdoot

Ryan Anderson

Asal Dean

Laura Evans

Regina Moniz

Janin Paine

Beth Ann Porter

Rachel Reimers

Kimberly Weeks

Seth Verde

Kimberly Weeks

Charissa Wheeler

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