America’s Plastic Problem Is the World’s Problem
America’s Plastic Problem Is the World’s Problem

by 4ocean Team November 22, 2020

The U.S. generates more plastic waste than any other nation and exporting it to other countries does not absolve us of its impact.

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4ocean Crews Rescue Entangled Dolphin
4ocean Crews Rescue Entangled Dolphin

by 4ocean Team November 19, 2020

It was a routine cleanup mission for Vessel Unit 4 when the crew spotted a floating patch of debris in the Pebuahan Ocean on Tuesday. As they taxied closer, cleanup gear at the ready, they noticed something alarming: an animal was entangled in the debris.

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Prepping for Manatee Season with an Underwater Cleanup
Prepping for Manatee Season with an Underwater Cleanup

by 4ocean Team October 07, 2020

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How to Organize a Community Beach Cleanup
How to Organize a Community Beach Cleanup

by 4ocean Team September 09, 2020

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Meet 4ocean’s Wavemakers of the Month
Meet 4ocean’s Wavemakers of the Month

by 4ocean Team July 31, 2020

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Why 4ocean Supports the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (And Why You Should, Too!)

by 4ocean Team June 26, 2020

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It's the 10th Anniversary of Plastic Free July!
It's the 10th Anniversary of Plastic Free July!

by 4ocean Team June 22, 2020

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Let’s Celebrate World Oceans Day 2020

by 4ocean Team June 05, 2020

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It's World Environment Day!

by 4ocean Team June 04, 2020

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What Is a Circular End-of-Life Plan for Products?
What Is a Circular End-of-Life Plan for Products?

by 4ocean Team April 30, 2020

Have you purchased a 4ocean bracelet only to wonder if you'll create more waste by throwing it away once you're done? If so, we're here to tell you that our circular end-of-life plan will take care of it!

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

by 4ocean Team April 20, 2020

April 22, 2020 - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. While there were certainly some much bigger plans for this year including a massive assembly of like-minded individuals in Washington D.C., things have been forced to change a bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Top 5 Recycling Myths
Top 5 Recycling Myths

by 4ocean Team April 20, 2020

If you've ever been curious about what happens to recycled plastic, you're not alone. In the United States alone, 840,000 tons of plastic plates and cups, 3.4 million tons of diapers, 8.2 million tons of clothing and footwear, and 910,000 tons of sheets, towels, and pillowcases end up in landfills each year, among other things.

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11 Sustainable Grocery Shopping Tips
11 Sustainable Grocery Shopping Tips

by 4ocean Team April 15, 2020

If you want to make a change with the resources you have at hand, environmentally friendly grocery shopping is an excellent way to do it. In no particular order, here are 11 tips that can help you buy food sustainably.

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DIY Beauty Products That Are Good for You and the Environment
DIY Beauty Products That Are Good for You and the Environment

by 4ocean Team April 13, 2020

If you'd like to make your own beauty products that are good for you and the environment, know that you have options. When you switch to organic skin care and cosmetic products, your triumphs are threefold. You save your face from impurities, banish parabens, and help the environment.

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Waste
5 Ways to Reduce Your Waste

by 4ocean Team April 08, 2020

Have you ever thought of reducing your waste at home, but you weren't quite sure where to begin? In this guide, we want to shed light on five simple and easy ways you can reduce waste in the comfort of your own home.

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What Are Microplastics? And Why You Should Care
What Are Microplastics? And Why You Should Care

by 4ocean Team April 02, 2020

Though studies have yet to reveal a tangible effect on humans, plastic debris can be destructive to marine habitats. Ultimately, we all share this planet, and global ecosystems influence each other — what happens in one will eventually find its way to another.

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A Brief History of the Plastic Crisis
A Brief History of the Plastic Crisis

by 4ocean Team April 01, 2020

The ocean plastic crisis may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon with how much attention it's received over the last decade. However, this situation extends decades beyond modern-day — and the inception of plastic itself stretches even further. Understanding the history of ocean plastic pollution gives us a glimpse into how this material became so pervasive and how we might learn from past behaviors.

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8 Major Products Contributing to Plastic Waste in the Ocean
8 Major Products Contributing to Plastic Waste in the Ocean

by 4ocean Team March 19, 2020

The side effects of plastic pollution are all around us — in our land, water, and air. This material has made a significant mark in human lives since its popularization in the 1950s, but it has also brought consequences. Although the problem is significant, it's not undefeatable.

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5 Times Small Steps Really Did Change the World
5 Times Small Steps Really Did Change the World

by 4ocean Team February 28, 2020

Many of us want to change the world. We want to help the environment so that future generations have a clean, safe, beautiful place to live. All of us have the power to do it.

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How the Fashion Industry Can Become More Eco-Friendly
How the Fashion Industry Can Become More Eco-Friendly

by 4ocean Team February 01, 2020

It may seem like there isn't a whole lot we can do to change the industry since we aren't fashion brands, but that's not true. As a consumer, you actually have more power than you realize.

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Meet Our Partner: Project Seahorse
Meet Our Partner: Project Seahorse

by 4ocean Team October 30, 2019


Founded in 1996 by Dr. Amanda Vincent and Dr. Heather Koldewey, Project Seahorse aims to secure a world where marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed. Their focus on saving seahorses, securing the world's shallow seas, and training conservationists to continue this important work is what they're all about. Check out some more of the great work they are doing inside. 

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In the News - Log 4: Plastic Around the World
In the News - Log 4: Plastic Around the World

by 4ocean Team October 23, 2019

From plastic rain to the world's largest beach cleanup to an ambitious plan to phase out single-use plastics, we've scoured the headlines for the newest and most noteworthy stories related to the ocean plastic crisis. Let's take a look inside.  

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Small and Mighty: Seahorses
Small and Mighty: Seahorses

by 4ocean Team October 03, 2019

Seahorses are one of the most endearing, mystical, and beloved of all marine animals. Their strange shapes, vastly different appearances, and unique locomotion have mystified humans for centuries. To this day, however, our base of knowledge surrounding these amazing creatures is still relatively limited and we are just now really beginning to understand the depths of their existence. Read on to learn more about seahorses and the many threats they face.

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Meet Our Partner: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Meet Our Partner: Monterey Bay Aquarium

by 4ocean Team September 26, 2019

Located about 40 miles south of San Franciso on California's central coast, Monterey Bay is home to one of the cutest and most iconic marine mammal species in the Pacific Ocean: the southern sea otter. Although this species is listed as "threatened," Monterey Bay continues to be one of their strongholds and much of the sea otters' success there can be attributed to the diligent work of our partner, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read on to learn more about their important work and to see more of these adorable creatures.

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