On Earth Day,
don’t forget the ocean

In 1969, an oil pipeline burst off the coast of California. Over 3 million gallons of oil spilled into the ocean—a shocking environmental disaster that inspired the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. 

Over 50 years later, the ocean needs our help now more than ever. And that’s where we come in.

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5 ways you can help the ocean right now

Pull a pound of trash from the ocean with our Earth Day Bracelet

Made with recycled plastic recovered by our crews, our limited edition Earth Day Bracelets raise awareness about the connection between plastics and climate change—and how restoring kelp forests can help protect our oceans for generations to come.

By purchasing this bracelet, you will remove one pound of trash from the world’s oceans, and coastlines.

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Offset your plastic footprint and help restore our oceans 

The average person uses 9 pounds of single-use plastic each month. Balance out the negative impact of the plastics you can’t avoid by removing an equal amount of plastic from the world’s oceans, rivers, and coastines every month through our Plastic Offset Program.

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Join our Bracelet of the Month Club to keep the spirit of Earth Day alive all year

Be the first to get a new, limited edition bracelet each month that represents an animal or ecosystem impacted by plastic pollution. You’ll pull double pounds with each bracelet you receive and get exclusive, members-only perks you can’t find anywhere else! 

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Reduce your plastic footprint by making a sustainable swap

Designed to prevent plastic pollution and raise awareness about its social and environmental impacts, our Earth Day Sustainability Kits come with a limited edition 4ocean Awareness Bracelet and sustainable swaps for the single-use plastics we recover from the ocean most often. Choose our Ultimate Kit for the ultimate impact!

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Become a leader and inspire others to get involved

Are you obsessed with the clean ocean movement? Do you brag about our mission to your friends? Are you trying to reduce your plastic footprint and encouraging others to do the same? If you answered “yes,” you can earn cash doing what you already do as a 4ocean Brand Ambassador.

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We can’t do this without you!

Offsetting your plastic footprint is one of the best ways to fund our cleanups and advance our mission to end the ocean plastic crisis.

Choose a plan to offset your plastic footprint and help us reach our goal of 30 million pounds pulled!

Plastic Neutral Plan

$18 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You want to go plastic neutral and offset your single-use plastic footprint based on the average 9 pounds of single-use plastic consumed per month
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Plastic Negative Plan

$36 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You want to remove more pounds of plastic from the ocean than you consume
  • You’re just starting your sustainability journey and still use lots of single-use plastic
Choose Plan

Plastic Offset Plan

$10 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You have eliminated most single-use plastics from your daily life
  • You’re new to the clean ocean movement and need a place to start
Choose Plan

Plastic Negative Plan

$36 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You want to remove more pounds of plastic from the ocean than you consume
  • You’re just starting your sustainability journey and still use lots of single-use plastic
Choose Plan

Plastic Neutral Plan

$18 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You want to go plastic neutral and offset your single-use plastic footprint based on the average 9 pounds of single-use plastic consumed per month
Choose Plan

Plastic Offset Plan

$10 / month

pounds pulled
every month

Choose this plan if:

  • You have eliminated most single-use plastics from your daily life
  • You’re new to the clean ocean movement and need a place to start
Choose Plan

Why the ocean is worth protecting

The largest ecosystem on our planet, the ocean is absolutely crucial to life on Earth. Let’s explore some of the ways the ocean touches your life—even if you’ve never seen it in person!

The ocean contains more than 97% of the world’s water and generates more than half of the oxygen we breathe

The ocean controls our climate and protects us from climate change by absorbing over 90% of the heat and around 30% of the CO2 emissions produced by human activities

With more than 3.1 billion people getting their primary source of protein from seafood, the ocean is absolutely critical to global food security

Many medicines are made with ingredients from the ocean, including those that help fight diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s 

Ocean-based industries like fishing and tourism employ more than 3 billion people who rely on the blue economy for their livelihoods

The ocean accounts for about 80% of the world’s biodiversity which is essential to human health and well being, economic prosperity, food safety and security, and all of the things that make life on Earth possible

100% of your purchase goes to our mission

Every time you shop 4ocean, you’re helping to protect and restore our oceans by directly funding our global ocean cleanup operation.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is home to our first international cleanup headquarters. Our cleanup divisions in Denpasar, Medewi, and Jembrana are strategically placed to give our cleanup crews access to the ocean and some of the most polluted rivers and coastlines in Bali, including protected areas of West Bali National Park.

Florida Keys, USA

Our Florida crews specialize in cleaning the Intracoastal Waterway, which includes countless beaches, inlets, canals, estuaries, and other areas along the east coast as well as open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. We also specialize in the removal of ghost nets and other debris from vulnerable mangrove forests and natural areas like the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Java, Indonesia

Just west of Bali is the island of Java. With a higher population density and less waste management infrastructure than Bali, Java is another high-impact area for plastic pollution. This location gives us access to new rivers, coastlines, and parts of the ocean that allow us to widen the scope of our operation, increase our coverage, and maximize our impact.

Osborne Reef, Atlantic Ocean

Made with millions of used car tires, Osborne Reef was supposed to be the world’s longest artificial coral reef. Sadly, this restoration project failed and is now an ecological disaster. For over 50 years, ocean currents, tides, and storms have turned these tires into projectiles that decimate healthy coral habitat. During Florida’s dive season, we regularly dispatch a specialized team of divers to recover tires that have migrated away from the original drop site. 

Guatemala

The Rio Motagua is the longest river in Guatemala and one of the most polluted rivers in Central America. Flowing 300 miles from the remote highlands of Guatemala into the Caribbean Sea, it carries hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic and other man-made debris to the ocean every year. Our crews in Puerto Barrios, San Francisco del Mar, and El Quetzalito specialize in recovering trash directly from the Rio Motagua as well as high impact areas along Guatemala’s east coast where trash pouring out of the river accumulates.

A new Guatemala location is coming soon!

In the coming months, we’ll begin testing river boom systems in the Rio Motagua. These barricades are designed to collect plastic flowing downstream before it has a chance to reach the ocean. There are a variety of systems and many configurations that we’ll need to try to determine which setup is most effective. But even during the testing phase, the boom is expected to prevent hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic and debris from entering the ocean.

More ways to clean the ocean

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Osborne Reef Bracelet
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet comes in a black tin container.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet is worn by a female model at the beach as she uses binoculars.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet is worn by a male Scubadiver.
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef.
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef
Osborne Reef Bracelet
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet comes in a black tin container.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet is worn by a female model at the beach as she uses binoculars.
The 4ocean Osborne Reef Bracelet is worn by a male Scubadiver.
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef.
This black macrame bracelet is hand braided using 100% recycled plastic cord. Designed to represent the tires we’re recovering from the Osborne Reef, the tire-shaped bezel is filled with verified 100% crumb rubber from tires that our crews recovered directly from the Osborne Reef

Osborne Reef Bracelet

$29.00
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