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4Ocean Close to Pulling One Millionth Pound

by 4Ocean Team July 19, 2018 4 Comments

4Ocean Close to Pulling One Millionth Pound

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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4 Responses

Linda A Chapley
Linda A Chapley

August 29, 2018

Thank you for all that you do! What a brilliant idea; not only are you helping to keep in-shore waterways clean, but also employing locals who make their living from the sea will continue to encourage love and preservation of our life-giving oceans. Best of luck going forward!

Mary. Talton
Mary. Talton

August 29, 2018

Your work shows what a difference 2 people can do when your heart and love are at the center of your calling. You have started a global calling to clean up the mess we all have made of this beautiful world God has given us to take care of. Thank you from the depths of my soul. From two young men a mountain of good is growing. God bless you, Mary Talton. Jamestown NC

Fran
Fran

July 26, 2018

Hi 4Oceans team, I so happy to hear you have pulled one million pounds, I have bought two bracelets and plan to buy more for family and friends. The work you do is so important and you have certainly inspired me. I have started to be very mindful of single use plastics, and to cut back where ever I can. I wondering what comes in the clean-up kit. I’m thinking I’d like to maybe get a group of friends together and do a clean up day. Thank you all again, for all your hard work. God bless you all. Fran

Penny Krasnan
Penny Krasnan

July 26, 2018

God bless you in the work you do! We made this mess, now let’s all clean it up! I do not live by the ocean, but I am only 4 hours drive away, and we do vacation there! I was born and raised on the shores of Lake Michigan! I pledge to help whenever possible, and also to help clean up Mother Earth!! I believe in you and your mission! Thank you for all you do! 😁💙💙💙

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