4Ocean and the problem of plastic in our oceans Posted on 5 Sep 16:18

4Ocean are a for-profit company that is helping to clean-up the ocean with sales of its 4Ocean Bracelet made from 100% recycled materials that represents a pledge to pull 1lb of plastic for every bracelet bought. Unfortunately the problem of plastic in our oceans is vast and showing no signs of slowing as 8 million metric tonnes of plastic is dumped in every year.

80% of all marine debris now found in our ocean comes from the land and eight to ninety percent of this debris is made of plastic. Currently, the top three items most found in our oceans are not fish but different types of plastic:

  • 1,140,222 pieces of food wrapping or containers
  • 1,065,171 pieces of plastic bottles
  • 1,019,902 pieces of plastic bags
As a result, by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.


If you would like to support the 4Ocean global movement to remove trash from the ocean and coastlines, then please buy a 4Ocean bracelet: 4Ocean Bracelet