Our Indonesian cleanup operation has expanded!



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.


We employ 26 people from the local community at our Java location and, together, they recover an average of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of trash every single day. Follow 4ocean on your favorite social media platform for more stories from our Java crew!

  • 1 operations manager
  • 1 administrator
  • 2 cleanup captains
  • 7 coastal cleanup crew members
  • 7 river cleanup crew members
  • 6 sorters
  • 1 truck driver
  • 3 security officers



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.

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

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

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.

Meet Our Artisans