OUR IMPACT

We use an ocean-first mentality to maximize our impact

Our captains and crews recover trash from the ocean and coastlines seven days a week

TOTAL RECOVERED SINCE 2017

9,003,107 lbs

WEEK OF 5.3.2020

All data is collected and stored in the 4ocean TrashTracker™ and was last updated Tuesday 6/16
TrashTracker™ does not represent the amount of products sold

Business for good

A legal structure for mission-focused businesses that provide a public benefit and operate sustainably. This legal status empowers 4ocean to prioritize our impact alongside profit.

B Lab has certified that 4ocean meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

We donate at least 1% of our gross sales to environmental nonprofits through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved promotional support. Since 2017, we’ve donated over one million dollars to ocean-friendly organizations that have a proven track record of driving positive change for the environment and our planet.

We offset our company’s entire carbon footprint every year by restoring blue-carbon ecosystems like coral reefs, kelp and mangrove forests, and coastal watersheds through SeaTrees by Sustainable Surf.

Our entire supply chain has been audited by an independent, third-party organization to verify the chain of custody for our recovered ocean plastic and confirm that products made with 4ocean Plastic™ are made with recycled plastic that was recovered directly from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines by our professional, full-time cleanup crews.

GOTS is the highest standard for a finished organic textile. In addition to the cotton itself, GOTS regulates the social and environmental impact of the entire supply chain as well. All of our organic cotton can be traced back to the farms in India where it was grown free from GMO seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxic chemicals. No toxic chemicals are used to harvest, gin, or clean our cotton and our printing process is free from heavy metals, formaldehyde, plastisol, and other toxic chemicals.

This certification verifies that our bracelet cords and beads are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and glass bottles.

The 4ocean TrashTracker™ is a proprietary system that we use to document the trash recovered by our cleanup crews. This documentation is audited and verified by the Better Business Bureau quarterly to ensure accuracy.

RECOGNITION

Awards we’ve received

We’re honored and humbled to be the recipient of several awards for our work on behalf of the ocean.

2019 30 UNDER 30: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
CREATIVE CLASS OF 2019
AGENT OF CHANGE 2018
2019 OUTSTANDING OWLS AWARD
GOLD STEVIE AWARD WINNER 2019
GOLD STEVIE AWARD WINNER 2020 SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE
How refreshing. Two guys driven to act on behalf of the betterment of others, using the free market and personal creativity to solve a societal problem — and providing jobs and service opportunities for hundreds of others in the process. Sounds like an American dream come true.

The Washington Post

Our global ocean cleanup operation is funded by you

Every pound of trash you pull helps advance our mission of ending the ocean plastic crisis. And now, there are more ways to support the clean ocean movement than ever before!