Great work being done by 4Ocean
“Our story began when two surfers and ocean enthusiasts, Alex and Andrew took a trip to Bali. After a day of surfing, they sat on the beach and took notice of many local fisherman going back out at night to fish in order to make money and feed their families. These locals would push their boats through alarming amounts of trash and return every morning with barely any fish. The problem of ocean trash and overfishing of the reef was something that resonated deeply with Alex and Andrew because of their love for the ocean. They became driven to think of a way to help solve the problem. Soon after, the idea of employing sea captains to ‘fish’ trash out of the ocean came to be. The two friends started 4Ocean by offering a 100% recycled bracelet for purchase that purposefully and proudly funds the removal of trash from our oceans and coastlines – one pound at a time.
4Ocean is now a global movement that allows anyone from anywhere to join the team and help in ocean trash removal efforts worldwide. With overwhelming response from our supporters, we were able to successfully remove more than 250,000 pounds of trash from the ocean in our first year alone. This was only made possible by the continual purchase of our Original – Signature Blue 4Ocean Bracelet and four additional Limited Edition Bracelets released in 2017. We now have seven full-time sea captains working seven days a week – all year long. In 2017 we led beach and underwater cleanups in 16 different countries all over the world and continued our mission to clean the world’s oceans and build a more sustainable future.
In celebration of our first anniversary, we’ve launched the Limited Edition 4Ocean One-Year Anniversary Bracelet. This bracelet represents accomplishments made possible with help from our amazing supporters throughout year one. To keep up momentum, we’ve set a new goal – to remove one mIllion pounds of trash in 2018. To help us reach this goal, we have teamed up with several global organizations that all help support the conservation of marine life and the ocean we hold so dear. We at 4Ocean are all excited to continue to work with help from our supporters to do even more this year and in the years to come!”
Great work 4Ocean!!