Coastal and river cleanups
We chose to open our 4ocean Java headquarters in Banyuwangi Regency because the lack of waste management in this area is causing significant issues with plastic pollution not just for Java, but for the surrounding islands as well.
Banyuwangi in East Java is also the closest regency to our facilities in Jembrana on Bali island, which is where we’ll send our recovered ocean plastic and marine debris for processing. This location provides access to many other high-impact areas in Java, which sets us up for future expansion and cleanups across the island.
Our Java crews are responsible for cleaning this stretch of coastline which spans more than 68 miles around the east end of the island.
Cleanups range from Pulau Santen Beach in Banyuwangi on the east side of the island around the eastern tip, which is home to the Alas Purwo National Park, all the way to Pulau Merah Beach on the south side of the island.
We also have a dedicated river cleanup crew that’s responsible for recovering plastic from the Stail River, the Bago River, and Sembulungan Bay.
Our Java crews recover an average of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of ocean plastic and other marine debris from these locations every single day.