New to West Coast Kayaks and St Pete SCUBA- 4Ocean Bracelets!!
4Ocean is an organization that is dedicating their time and effort to cleaning the trash from our oceans, one of the biggest concerns being PLASTIC!! They have been working on removing as much as they can through several different methods. Whether they are offshore on larger boats, inshore on kayaks and SUPs or even just on the beach, the millions of pounds of plastic that they have been pulling up is only te start. You can join the movement to help clear out some of this hamful plastic simply by purchasing a 4Ocean bracelet. We have a full selection of their different bracelets each one dedicated to one particular animal or area and ech bracelet purchased is removing a full pound of plastic from the water.
The story begins when Alex and Andrew take a surf trip...
to Bali Indonesia that would inevitably change their lives and the fate of the ocean. Devastated by the amount of plastic in the ocean, they set out to find out why no one was doing anything about it. One afternoon they came across an old fishing village where fishermen were literally pushing their boat through piles of plastic that had washed up on shore. The two surfers realized that the proliferation of plastic threatened both the ocean environment and the fishermen's livelihood. Could the fishermen use their nets, they wondered, to pull the plastic from the ocean? This idea stuck with the 2 surfers and they knew it was time to hit the drawing board. After realizing that the demand for seafood was driving the fishermen to focus on fish instead of plastic, they knew they had to create something that could fund the desired cleanup efforts. This is how the 4ocean Bracelet was born.
Made with recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 4,883,855 pounds of trash and counting from the ocean and coastlines.
4ocean currently operates out of multiple countries and employs over 150 people worldwide.
4ocean is a global company that actively removes trash from the ocean and coastlines, helps create sustainable economies around the world and inspires individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Global cleanup operations are funded entirely through the sale of their bracelets and sustainability products, where every item purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. By creating jobs, utilizing the latest technology and raising awareness about the impact of plastic and trash in the ocean, the company is building the first economy for ocean plastic and creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for the ocean.