Together, we’ve pulled 20 MILLION POUNDS of trash from our oceans, rivers, and coastlines

20 milestones to 20 million pounds

NOVEMBER 2015

01: The surf trip to Bali

4ocean co-founders Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper are inspired to start 4ocean on a surf trip to Bali, Indonesia, where they witness the impact of plastic pollution firsthand.

MAY 2018

06: The first international cleanup division

4ocean returns to the beach where it was born, opens its first international headquarters on the island of Bali, and begins hiring local community members to clean the ocean and coastlines.

1 MILLION POUNDS PULLED

JULY 2018

AUGUST 2018

08: The expansion to Haiti

On August 22, 2018, 4ocean opens a new cleanup division in Port-au-Prince and hires local fishermen to recover marine debris from the ocean and coastlines.

UPDATE: Supportive governments and the safety of our crews are crucial to our global cleanup operations. Unfortunately, 4ocean Haiti was forced to shut down in April 2022 due to protracted political instability and growing humanitarian concerns in Haiti.

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5 MILLION POUNDS PULLED

JUNE 2019

JULY 2019

11: The first cleanup innovation

Bali’s Ijo Gading River becomes home to the very first 4ocean river boom system, a clean ocean technology that works upstream to capture plastic flowing downriver before it has a chance to enter the ocean.

JANUARY 2020

12: The expansion to Guatemala

4ocean opens a new cleanup division in the harbor city of Puerto Barrios with two satellite locations along the Rio Motagua, one of the most plastic-clogged rivers in Central America.

10 MILLION POUNDS PULLED

AUGUST 2020

JUNE 2020

16: The expansion of 4ocean Bali

4ocean Bali expands operations to the neighboring island of Java, a location that provides access to new rivers, coastlines, and parts of the ocean where we can recover more ocean trash.

JULY 2021

17: The 4ocean BeBot makes a smashing debut

4ocean partners with Poralu Marine to introduce a new beach cleaning robot that’s designed to clean and restore our coastlines without harming the environment.

AUGUST 2021

19: The expansion to Hawai'i

4ocean opens a new cleanup division on the island of Oahu and begins working alongside the local community to reduce plastic pollution and prevent future pollution in and around the islands.

OCTOBER 2021

20: The first underwater cleanup operation

For the first time ever, 4ocean crews dive below the ocean’s surface to recover tires and other debris from the Osborne Reef, a failed coral restoration project from the 1970s that aimed to build the world’s longest artificial coral reef.

20 MILLION POUNDS PULLED

JANUARY 2022

Because of you

Every pound of trash we pull from the ocean, every person we inspire, and every change we make is only possible because of you and the clean ocean movement. So from the bottom of our ocean-loving hearts, a hundred, a thousand, a million, 20 million times, THANK YOU!

Let's get to work on the next million!

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