4ocean Indonesia is making an impact

IMPACT

4ocean Indonesia’s 2021 Impact Report

  • More than 2 million pounds pulled
  • Over 90 full-time captains and crews employed
  • 8 recovery vessels operating daily
  • 200+ bracelet artisans produced more than 410,000 bracelets
  • 4 cleanup divisions with our newest expansion on the island of Java completed this year
  • 3 animals rescued (2 sea turtles and 1 seabird)
  • More than $100,000 donated to local ocean conservation organizations
  • 7,216,073 pounds pulled and counting!

    Accurate as of Tue, 6/22

    RECOVERY

    Pounds pulled in 2021



    Our cleanup crews in Bali and Java are consistently reaching new milestones and achieving new records. Use the slider to see some of 4ocean Indonesia’s biggest achievements so far this year.

    All stats accurate as of Tue, June 22, 2021.

    2,112,463 LBS

    The total number of pounds pulled in 2021 so far

    15,443 LBS

    The most pounds pulled in a single day so far

    3,723 LBS

    The most pounds pulled in a single cleanup mission so far

    COMMUNITY

    What local community members are saying about our impact

    During a recent trip to Indonesia, we spoke with some of the people who live and work in the areas we operate to see how the clean ocean movement is making an impact in their community. every limited edition bracelet sold.

    These donations support crucial conservation efforts and drive positive action on behalf of our monthly causes. Since 2017, we’ve donated more than a million dollars to ocean-related causes. Use the slider below to explore the incredible partnerships we’ve made in Indonesia.

    “4ocean’s presence has brought a positive spirit to the problem of plastic pollution and inspired everyone in the community to join them and do our part to keep the beaches clean.”


    Nyoman Suprapti

    Snack and Cold Drink Seller

    Batu Bolong Beach, Denpasar

    “Surfing is good business for us in Canggu, but sometimes you go in the water and it’s just wave after wave of trash. It smells horrible. It doesn’t just impact tourism either. It also impacts our ecosystems and our wildlife. Having 4ocean here is a positive thing for our community and the environment. I hope their presence here inspires others to act.”


    Andik Ahmad

    Surfboard Rental Shop Owner

    Denpasar, Bali

    “I am the traditional leader of Tegal Indah Village in Padang Sambian. 4ocean supports our community by providing jobs, clearing out plastic that can be harmful to our health, and working with us to establish better waste management practices. 4ocean has already blended into the community and I hope to see this partnership expand in the near future.”


    Anak Agung Made Oka Wisnu

    Village Chief

    Denpasar, Bali

    “I have been at sea since I was young. Before 4ocean came here, the amount of plastic pollution was incredible. If the plastic got stuck on my propeller, my engine would die. Now, there’s less trash and the worst things are banana stems and twigs.”


    Muklis

    Fisherman

    Jembrana, Bali

    “Before 4ocean arrived, the local Jembrana government made a cleaning program to deal with trash in the river, but it didn’t run very smoothly. 4ocean has helped educate the community about plastic pollution and worked with the local government to reinvigorate this cleanup effort and make it successful.”


    Ilyas Jaelani

    PNS Government Official

    Jembrana District, Bali

    PARTNERSHIPS

    4ocean teams up with local organizations to maximize our impact

    To maximize our impact and raise awareness about a specific animal or ecosystem impacted by plastic pollution, we release a new beaded and braided bracelet in partnership with a local, ocean-friendly organization every month. In addition to pulling a pound of trash from the ocean, we also donate $1 to our partner of the month for every limited edition bracelet sold.

    These donations support crucial conservation efforts and drive positive action on behalf of our monthly causes. Since 2017, we’ve donated more than a million dollars to ocean-related causes. Use the slider below to explore the incredible partnerships we’ve made in Indonesia.

    SeaTrees by Sustainable Surf

    We teamed up with SeaTrees for our limited edition Earth Day Bracelet in April 2021. Our donation is now being used to restore coral reefs damaged by poor tourism practices in Nusa Penida, Bali, and plant and restore mangrove forests in the Biak Region of West Papua.

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    Indonesian Manta Project

    We teamed up with Indonesian Manta Project for our limited edition Manta Ray Bracelet in May 2021. Our donation is now being used to fund long-term research initiatives in the Bird’s Head Seascape and the Savu Sea that will help reduce manta mortality and promote population recovery in the world’s largest fish and ray fishing nation.

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    Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project

    We teamed up with Dolphin Project for our limited edition Bottlenose Dolphin Bracelet in June 2021. Our donation is now being used to fund the 24/7 care of three rescued dolphins at the Umah Lumba Rehabilitation, Release, and Retirement Center in Banyuwedang Bay, West Bali.

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    SUPPORT OUR MISSION

    Help us reach our goal of 20 million pounds pulled by the end of 2021

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    DIVE DEEPER

    Uncover the full story of 4ocean Bali

    We’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.

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    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 Our Strategy

    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.

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    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 Denpasar Operations

    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.

    Explore Medewi Operations

    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.

    Explore Jembrana Operations

    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.

    Explore Materials Processing