Meet the artisans who hand assemble 4ocean bracelets
Meet Khusnul, a 4ocean bracelet artisan
Uncover the full story of 4ocean BaliWe’re taking the clean ocean movement behind the scenes of our cleanup operation in Bali over the next couple months. Check out the stories we’ve shared so far and scroll down to sign up for email alerts so you never miss a new update!
The birthplace of 4ocean
Our founders grew up in Florida and made their living from the ocean, but Bali is where they truly began to understand the severity of the ocean plastic crisis and its impact not just on marine life, but on the coastal communities that, like them, relied on the health of the ocean to survive. Click the button below to explore the sources of plastic pollution in Indonesia and see the island that inspired the clean ocean movement.
4ocean Bali’s cleanup strategy
We chose to launch our first international cleanup operation on the island of Bali not just because it’s the birthplace of 4ocean, but because it strategically places us in areas where we can have the biggest impact.
Explore the tools we use to recover ocean plastic in Bali
Let us show you all of the tools and equipment we’ve invested in to keep our crews safe and maximize our impact in Bali. Remember that this is what you make possible every time you shop 4ocean and pull a pound of trash.
Discover our main operational base in Denpasar
Denpasar is the gateway to Bali, providing access to virtually all of the island and its plastic-strewn beaches. That’s why, in March 2018, we chose Denpasar as the site of 4ocean’s very first international headquarters. Click the button below to see our Denpasar facility and learn more about our cleanup strategy in this area.
Explore our cleanup operations in Medewi
Medewi is a tiny, remote village on the southern coast of Bali that gives us access to more than 20 beaches impacted by plastic pollution. We expanded operations to Medewi in October 2018. Click the button below to explore our strategy in this area and meet a few members of the crew.
Meet the crew that recovers a daily average of 17,000 pounds of trash
Our Jembrana location places us in an area with easy access to the ocean, rivers, and coastlines impacted by plastic pollution, which allows our Jembrana crews to maximize their impact every single day.
See what happens to recovered ocean materials at our Jembrana facility
Whenever 4ocean establishes cleanup operations in a new location, one of our first priorities is to build facilities where we can store and process the materials we recover from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines so they don’t reenter the environment. Let us take you behind the scenes of our Jembrana location to show you what happens to our recovered materials.
Meet the artisans who assemble 4ocean bracelets
Our bracelet artisans are empowered to work out of their homes and village centers and often split the work as a community. Since they don’t have to go to a factory to work, more women are able to join the workforce and earn an income while continuing to care for their families the way they always have. Right now, our artisanal workforce employs about 200 people and 80% of them are women.
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Help us reach our goal of 20 million pounds pulled by the end of 2021
Every pound of trash you pull funds our global ocean cleanup operation and advances our mission of ending the ocean plastic crisis. The work we do is only possible because of you.