Less than two years after we were founded, we’re about to pull our one-millionth pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines
On Friday, July 20, 2018, we’ll pull our ONE-MILLIONTH POUND of trash from the ocean and coastlines!
It’s been less than two years since we started, but reaching this milestone so quickly shows us just how much commitment there is from our customers and communities around the world.
It also shows us how much opportunity it is for us to make a difference in the future of the ocean.
To date, our cleanup efforts have been funded entirely by the sale of our bracelets, which are made from post-consumer recycled materials.
Each bracelet purchased removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
It’s an opportunity for anyone, anywhere to take action that helps clean the ocean.
We’re also excited to announce the two new products we’re debuting on July 20 in celebration of our one-millionth pound pulled.
The 4Ocean Reusable Bottle helps eliminate single-use plastics while keeping your drinks at their ideal temperature longer.
The 4Ocean Cleanup Kit gives everyone who wants to engage with our brand and our mission to clean the ocean the proper supplies they need to do a cleanup on their own.
Both products will be available for pre-order on July 20 and will ship within 30 days of purchase. Each bottle purchased pulls one pound, while each cleanup kit pulls five pounds.
Through your purchases, we’re able to create new, more sustainable economies around the world by paying fisherman to collect plastic and trash from the ocean instead of fish.
We’re changing the way people think about the plastic pollution and creating a solution to a global issue.
“As a for-profit business, we’re able to give ocean trash a monetary value and incentivize people all over the world to change their behavior,” explains 4Ocean Co-Founder Andrew Cooper. “That’s how we clean the ocean and drive the actions and policies that will prevent trash from entering it in the first place.”
“4Ocean’s goal is to become the largest ocean cleanup company,” adds Co-Founder Alex Schulze. “We want to have cleanup divisions in all corners of the globe, pulling the plastic out of the most impactful areas and cleaning up our oceans.”
We’ll be celebrating our one-million-pound milestone with a company-wide cleanup at Red Reef Park where employees from every department will join our captains and crews and help pull plastic and trash.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey to the next million!
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As we got closer to the ocean floor, we began to approach a reef; this reef was nothing short of epic. The colours were bright and everything appeared to be healthy with marine life flourishing... that was until the current changed. Within seconds, this heaving reef became surrounded with plastic and rubbish.