2017 Project Award

We are truly honored to receive the 2017 Project Award from the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.   


The Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) is a multidisciplinary professional association of Environmental Professionals from a variety of disciplines including: biologists, scientists, geologists, environmental engineers, environmental attorneys, wetland scientists, botanists, planners, and many other disciplines that perform environmental work. 


Our local chapter, the Treasure Coast Chapter of the FAEP awarded MG Surfline™ the 2017 Project Award in recognition of our sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility.  It is the first time a local business wins the award, which is a huge honor for us.



"Alexandra Menk and Melissa Gil are co-owners of MG Surfline, a business that makes high quality swim and active wear from recycled plastic bottles that could otherwise end up in our oceans. MG Surfline™ aspires to be part of the solution and their goal is to set up a program that collects and recycles discarded plastic bottles, keeping them out of the ocean and use them to create high value products.


MG Surfline uses a creative up-cycling process for plastic bottles. Plastic bottles labeled with the #1 on the bottom are the same chemistry make-up as polyester. The recycled plastic bottles are ground into flakes and the flakes are transformed into fiber or thread and that thread is used to knit the polyester fabrics.


Their 100% recycled polyester, certified Repreve® products are made from start to finish in the USA, reducing their carbon footprint while supporting local and national businesses and helping our economy grow. Their family owned workshop - where all of their pieces are carefully handmade and sewn - is in South Florida. In addition, they choose to only work with manufacturers in the up-cycling process that provide full time jobs with fair wages and benefits.   


This phenomenal brand believes in protecting the environment, promoting sustainability, social good, and the wellbeing of its community. The brand organizes beach clean ups, supports recycling programs, donates time to grassroots environmental groups, and gives back to the local communities. They're aware that business activities create pollution as a by-product, so they strive to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout every process - working steadily to reduce those harms, saving our oceans one plastic bottle at a time."  - Gina Chiello Board Director


We would like to extend a special thank you to the Board of Directors and members of the FAEP for this distinguished recognition and award.  It is our privilege to work alongside other environmental professionals towards our common goal of protecting of our oceans.