Plankton Beaded Bracelet

$20.00 USD

Pull a pound for plankton


DESCRIPTION


Plankton may not be the cutest or most charismatic ocean inhabitants, but life on earth wouldn’t be possible without these microscopic organisms. Plastic, chemical, and nutrient pollution have a direct impact on plankton and all of the marine species that directly or indirectly rely on them as a food source. This rare, triple-color bracelet is sure to catch eyes and start conversations about the actions we can all take to protect our oceans. When you purchase our Plankton Beaded Bracelet, you’ll pull a pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines while raising awareness about the ocean’s unseen heroes.

FEATURES

  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
  • Cord manufactured in China from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured in China from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured in China from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Includes "1LB" vinyl decal
  • Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle (see certification)

CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM

We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

OCEAN FACT

Plankton ingest tiny pieces of plastic that introduce harmful toxins into the marine food web.

FEATURES

  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
  • Cord manufactured in China from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured in China from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured in China from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Includes "1LB" vinyl decal
  • Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle (see certification)

CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM

We’re currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for every 4ocean product. Our aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that our customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to our customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.

The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now, but we plan to expand in the future.

PRODUCT STORY

The ocean’s unseen heroes

Drifting zooplankton, magnified

Floating plastic debris about to be recovered by 4ocean Bali, Indonesia

Although tiny, plankton are a vital part of the Earth’s life support system, providing half of the oxygen generated each year on Earth by photosynthesis and lying at the base of marine food chains which all other ocean life depends.

Chris Bowler

Research Director

National Center for Scientific Research, France

Plankton may not be the cutest or most charismatic ocean inhabitants, but these microscopic organisms are absolutely crucial to life on Earth. There are two types of plankton: phytoplankton, which are tiny plants that use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen and are responsible for up to half of the oxygen we breathe, and zooplankton, which are tiny animals that eat phytoplankton and serve as prey for larger animals like krill, shrimp, fish, and some whales. Together, they form the base of the entire marine food chain.

Plastic, chemical, and nutrient pollution have a direct impact on plankton and all of the species that directly or indirectly rely on them as a food source. Climate change contributes to rising ocean temperatures that cause mass migrations and population increases that disrupt the natural balance of the ocean ecosystem. We can make a difference by reducing our plastic footprint, making informed choices, and advocating for ocean-friendly legislation.

Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia

Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

The ocean’s unseen heroes

Drifting zooplankton, magnified

Floating plastic debris about to be recovered by 4ocean Bali, Indonesia

Although tiny, plankton are a vital part of the Earth’s life support system, providing half of the oxygen generated each year on Earth by photosynthesis and lying at the base of marine food chains which all other ocean life depends.

Chris Bowler

Research Director

National Center for Scientific Research, France

Plankton may not be the cutest or most charismatic ocean inhabitants, but these microscopic organisms are absolutely crucial to life on Earth. There are two types of plankton: phytoplankton, which are tiny plants that use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen and are responsible for up to half of the oxygen we breathe, and zooplankton, which are tiny animals that eat phytoplankton and serve as prey for larger animals like krill, shrimp, fish, and some whales. Together, they form the base of the entire marine food chain.

Plastic, chemical, and nutrient pollution have a direct impact on plankton and all of the species that directly or indirectly rely on them as a food source. Climate change contributes to rising ocean temperatures that cause mass migrations and population increases that disrupt the natural balance of the ocean ecosystem. We can make a difference by reducing our plastic footprint, making informed choices, and advocating for ocean-friendly legislation.

Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia

Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

As soon as our beads, cords, and charms reach our main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up our van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

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MONTHLY BRACELET SUBSCRIPTION

Commit to a cleaner ocean

4OCEAN APPAREL

Represent the clean ocean movement