What a great way to start my Father’sDay weekend! I volunteered at 4Ocean’s #LakeWorthBeach cleanup to help get rid of all of the plastics in our ocean. Island Bum of #NorthPalmBeach was the sponsor and is another great local company. If you can’t make it to a cleanup you can always purchase a 4Ocean bracelet to help fund their efforts! CBS 12 News
Posted by Eric Roby on Saturday, June 16, 2018
4Ocean has it’s target on one main goal: rid the ocean of life smothering plastic. This international company based out of Boca Raton is rapidly expanding and held it’s first beach cleanup at Lake Worth Beach over the Father’s Day weekend. This is a great cause that is quickly spreading internationally. It was started by two local surfers. When Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulz went to Bali for a surfing trip they realized something needed to be done to rid our oceans of plastic. To raise money you can buy bracelets made from 100% recycled materials. By buying a $20 bracelet you help remove 1 pound of plastic from the ocean.
For the month of June 4Ocean is focusing their efforts on helping sea turtles. They even have a special green bracelet that is being sold. They also partnered with FAU’s Marine Research Lab. Plastics are exceptionally dangerous to sea turtles since more than half will ingest it during their lifetimes.
A lot of work needs to be done because 16 billion pounds of plastic flows into the ocean every year. So far 4Ocean has been able to remove nearly 820,000 pounds! If you would like to help you can go to 4Ocean’s website by clicking here.