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We are the World Blogest – #WATWB – Our Story – 4ocean – Saving the Ocean One Pound at a Time

We are the World Blogfest

 

It’s that time of month again when our group of #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest writers share a post about something good going on in the world to deflect from the negativity and highlight some of the goodness going on in the world.

 

Buy a bracelet, pull a pound of plastic. 4 Ocean is a project where two men went on a surfing trip to Bali and were astounded by the amount of plastic floating in the ocean. They began the project of selling 4 Ocean bracelets. For every bracelet sold, one pound of plastic is removed from the ocean. Please continue reading.

 

4 Ocean

 

O – Optimizing technology

C – Creating jobs

E – Education

A – Awareness

N – New global economies

 

“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 from 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 2,290,962 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.” Please visit the website HERE for more information.

 

You can also visit the page where you can ‘Buy a bracelet and pull a pound’ HERE

 

If you would like to take part in this worthy event, feel free to share a post of your own at the linkup HERE.

 

Hosts for this month’s WATWB are: Eric Lahti Inderpreet UppalShilpa GargPeter NenaDamyanti BiswasPlease link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!

 

 

Source: Our Story – 4ocean

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