Explore our cleanup operation
in Medewi and meet the crew!

STRATEGY

Coastal cleanups and storage facilities

Our Medewi location provides access to almost 30 beaches that are significantly impacted by plastic pollution. We currently have 11 coastal crews operating out of this location. Medewi is also home to a small transit warehouse where we sort and store our recovered ocean plastic before it’s transported to our Jembrana location for processing.

Our Medewi crews are responsible for cleaning this stretch of coastline which spans more than 28 miles across the south end of the island.

Cleanups range from Soka Beach in the east to Yeh Kuning Beach in the west and include Bali’s famous Balian Beach.

Our Medewi crews recover an average of 2,000 pounds of ocean plastic and other marine debris from these beaches every single day.

MEET THE CREW

Crew member highlights

We employ more than 10 individuals at our Medewi location and, together, they recover an average of 2,000 pounds of trash every single day. While we wish we could introduce you to each and every one of our crew members, we had to pick just three to spotlight. Keep scrolling to meet some of the people doing the extremely hard work of pulling pounds and keeping the ocean clean each and every day.

Bismo “Bisri” Harijadi

Bisri is the captain of our Medewi cleanup crew, which means he’s responsible for managing the team and helping them maximize their impact. At 61 years old, Bisri is passionate about educating people, especially younger generations, about plastic pollution, its impact on the environment, and the importance of living sustainably.

Muhammad Qurrotul Ama

Ama was a fisherman before he became a member of the Medewi cleanup crew, so he has firsthand experience with the impact that plastic pollution has on fishing communities like his. Ama is also an Islamic teacher who works at the local mosque. His faith emphasizes the importance of cleanliness, including that of the mind and heart, and calls on the faithful to respect others and help those in need. Ama’s faith is what inspired him to come work for 4ocean.

Ali Rahman

Ali currently holds the Medewi crew’s record for most pounds pulled. Like Ama, Ali was also a fisherman before he came to work for 4ocean. He believes cleaning the ocean is important because so many people rely on it for so many things. He wants to be part of the solution and provide a safe and clean playground not just for his own children, but for everyone’s families all around the world.

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.

Explore Now

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.

Explore Equipment

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

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