#4Ocean: How a New Initiative is Saving Our Oceans



Glitter is a micro-plastic

At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year. There is more microplastic in the oceans than there are stars in the Milky Way. Soon, scientists predict, the DNA of fish will be completely mutated by man-made waste. These are just some of the negative effects of plastic pollution on marine life. Luckily, a new initiative, 4Ocean, along with other non profit organisations: Sky’s Ocean Rescue, are fighting back!

4Ocean is a group of people who clean up our seas to protect the native fauna from man made waste. They operate all over the world, removing trash and plastic from all oceans.  They also perform animals rescues, they save seagulls and other birds that become tangled up in plastic waste.

4Ocean all started with Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulz, who met, while studying business at the University of Florida, USA. After graduating in 2014, they decided to go on holiday to Bali, Indonesia, for a three week surfing trip. Unfortunately, their idea of paradise waves turned out to be more like a nightmare.

When Alex and Andrew arrived with their surf boards, they were amazed at just how much trash was floating in the shallow waters. “Pretty much right when we got to the beach”, Andrew recalls, “The first thing we saw was an overwhelming amount of plastic… that was a big eye-opener for us”

We, at Caviglia, hope that 4Ocean will inspire you to pick up your trash the next time you’re on the beach. Let’s save our oceans, and all who live in them.