Vaquita Porpoise Beaded Bracelet

Vaquita Porpoise Beaded Bracelet

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$20.00 USD
Description
Features
Closed-loop program

Pull a pound for vaquitas with February’s limited edition bracelet


DESCRIPTION

Vaquita porpoises are the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With as few as 10 individuals remaining, their biggest threats come from gillnets used to illegally catch the also endangered totoaba fish.

When you purchase a Vaquita Porpoise Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines, and help raise awareness about the dire need to protect our oceans and our wildlife from plastic.

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.

Description

Pull a pound for vaquitas with February’s limited edition bracelet


DESCRIPTION

Vaquita porpoises are the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With as few as 10 individuals remaining, their biggest threats come from gillnets used to illegally catch the also endangered totoaba fish.

When you purchase a Vaquita Porpoise Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines, and help raise awareness about the dire need to protect our oceans and our wildlife from plastic.

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

The critically endangered vaquita porpoise can only be found in the Gulf of California.

HOW YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every product purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers and coastlines

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

All of our products are designed, sourced, and produced with an ocean-first mentality.

Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle

PRODUCT STORY

The vanishing vaquita porpoise

Critically endangered vaquita porpoise, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Ghost nets like this are a leading cause of entanglement

Two species are being led to extinction with the same kind of nets. The problem is that the mesh is big enough to fit a vaquita’s head so it’s easy for them to get entangled.

Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho

Marine Biologist + Vaquita Expert

Vaquita porpoises live in one tiny corner of the ocean known as the Gulf of California. Nicknamed “the panda of the sea” for the distinct dark marks around their eyes and mouth, these porpoises are the smallest and most endangered cetacean in the ocean.

Nearly one in five vaquitas perish after becoming entangled in plastic gillnets. Overfishing of the totoaba fish is the main reason why vaquitas are so critically endangered today. The totoaba is also critically endangered so international trade has been banned. However, continued demand for their swim bladders, which can sell for $4,000 a pound, has led to illegal fishing operations in the vaquita’s habitat.

With as few as 10 vaquitas left, researchers say it’s possible for these porpoises to go extinct in our lifetime. We cannot afford to have even one more of these animals become entangled in plastic fishing gear. Their story is just one more heartbreaking example of why an urgent and proactive solution to plastic pollution and other man-made threats is crucial to the future of this planet. 

The vanishing vaquita porpoise

Critically endangered vaquita porpoise, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Ghost nets like this are a leading cause of entanglement

Two species are being led to extinction with the same kind of nets. The problem is that the mesh is big enough to fit a vaquita’s head so it’s easy for them to get entangled.

Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho

Marine Biologist + Vaquita Expert

Vaquita porpoises live in one tiny corner of the ocean known as the Gulf of California. Nicknamed “the panda of the sea” for the distinct dark marks around their eyes and mouth, these porpoises are the smallest and most endangered cetacean in the ocean.

Nearly one in five vaquitas perish after becoming entangled in plastic gillnets. Overfishing of the totoaba fish is the main reason why vaquitas are so critically endangered today. The totoaba is also critically endangered so international trade has been banned. However, continued demand for their swim bladders, which can sell for $4,000 a pound, has led to illegal fishing operations in the vaquita’s habitat.

With as few as 10 vaquitas left, researchers say it’s possible for these porpoises to go extinct in our lifetime. We cannot afford to have even one more of these animals become entangled in plastic fishing gear. Their story is just one more heartbreaking example of why an urgent and proactive solution to plastic pollution and other man-made threats is crucial to the future of this planet. 

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MONTHLY BRACELET SUBSCRIPTION

Commit to a cleaner ocean

4OCEAN APPAREL

Represent the clean ocean movement