4Ocean’s ocean cleanup project

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Parley Kimball, Editor In Chief

Bali Indonesia – Two men, Alex and Andrew, found themselves on a plastic covered beach with trash filled waves continuously bringing in more garbage. 

 

After seeing one of their favorite parts of the world being ruined like this they decided that they would bring change by starting their very own cleanup team.

 

Like all local projects 4Ocean started out small, only hiring local people, but instantly got to work cleaning up both “the ocean and coastlines.” 

 

Once 4Ocean got a bit of a foothold in what they are trying to accomplish they created something that would help support their teams financially as well as providing more popularity for the project, which in return brought more people to the cause.

 

What they created was a bracelet, but not just any bracelet. These bracelets are made from the plastic that they clean from the ocean and coastlines. 

 

This idea is brilliant because there is no question about where the trash will go when it is removed from the ocean.

 

So as 4Ocean has gotten bigger they have now produced more than just bracelets from their recycled plastics. They now have stickers, water bottles, collapsible/reusable straws, hats, t-shirts, and even a personal ocean cleanup kit. And “every product purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.”

 

As of now they have removed over 7.4 million pounds of trash from the ocean since 2017, but the founders, Alex and Andrew, say that “[their] work won’t be done until [they] can walk along [their] beaches… and see nothing but warm sand and rolling waves.”

If you would like to contribute to this cause you can go to https://4ocean.com/.