Ocean plastic is a global problem, but some areas are more severely impacted than others. After identifying the Haitian coast as a high-impact area, we built our newest Cleanup Division Headquarters in Port-au-Prince. Now we’re cleaning the ocean and coastlines of Haiti...one pound at a time.
About 4ocean Haiti
The entire Haitian coast has been identified as a high-impact area, or an area where lots of plastic and trash enter the ocean. This is where our cleanup efforts can make the biggest difference for the ocean and the local community. To facilitate our cleanup efforts in and around Haiti, we’ve opened our newest Cleanup Division in Port-au-Prince. We currently have a team of 31 people and four boats cleaning the ocean and coastlines as far south as Carrefour / Port-au-Prince and as far north as Cap-Haïtien. We’re also planning cleanups around the island of Hispaniola to help the Dominican Republic address the impacts of plastic pollution we saw after their most recent tropical storm.
Our primary goal is to clean the plastic and trash already polluting Haiti by focusing on river mouths where we can intercept it before it enters the ocean. We’re partnering with a privately-held recycling facility in Port-au-Prince to ensure that we recycle what can be recycled and properly dispose of what cannot be recycled while Haiti continues to build its infrastructure. We’re also creating and joining local awareness programs that help educate the local Haitian community on the impact of plastic pollution in the environment. By sharing the impact, we can change behaviors and prevent more plastic and trash from entering the ocean.
Boca Raton, Florida
The coastal city of Boca Raton is where the 4ocean movement to clean the ocean and coastlines began back in January 2017. It’s also where we pulled our first official pound of trash. So it only makes sense that Boca Raton is home to our US Headquarters. You’ll also find our Global Fulfillment Center and our first Cleanup Operations Facility located nearby. Each of these locations is a crucial part of our ongoing mission to clean the ocean and coastlines...one pound at a time.
The 4ocean movement comes full circle with the opening of our first International Headquarters in Bali, Indonesia, where our founders first had the idea to build 4ocean. This tropical island has some of the most pristine oceans and beaches on the planet, but they’re also heavily polluted by ocean plastic. Since opening, cleanup efforts are growing, new economies are being created, and local communities are being educated on sustainability so we can solve this global problem together.
Upcoming 4ocean Cleanups