Our Cleanups


pounds of trash recovered from the world’s 

oceans, rivers, and coastlines since 2017

A global crisis requires a global solution

The 4ocean Foundation was established as a separate entity from the 4ocean Public Benefit Corporation, our for-profit counterpart. This strategic move was made to expand our impact on ocean conservation by accessing diverse streams of capital and resources. Our foundation focuses exclusively on employing captains and crews to clean plastic and trash from our oceans. By operating as a registered 501(c)(3) organization, we ensure that all contributions are 100% tax-deductible, directly funding our mission to clean and preserve the marine environment. The 4ocean Foundation and 4ocean PBC are working together to expand the global impact of the 4ocean brand through an ongoing transition of resources.

4ocean Florida

Our Florida crew specializes in cleaning the Intracoastal Waterway, which includes countless beaches, inlets, canals, estuaries, and other coastal areas along the east coast as well as open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Osborne Reef Tire Cleanup

Osborne Reef was a coral restoration project that tried to build the world’s longest artificial reef using millions of old passenger car tires. Unfortunately, the project failed and loose tires have been migrating across the seafloor since the 1970s. These tires weigh anywhere from 40 to 50 pounds and cause significant damage to vulnerable and endangered coral habitats all along the coast. 

4ocean Indonesia

With four locations spread across two islands, 4ocean Indonesia has significant access to the oceans, rivers, and coastlines of Bali and Java, including West Bali National Park. 

These crews specialize in the installation and maintenance of our river boom systems, which trap plastic that would otherwise flow downriver and into the ocean.

4ocean Guatemala

Our main operational base is located in the harbor city of Puerto Barrios, which also supports two satellite locations in the small coastal villages of El Quetzalito and San Francisco del Mar.

We focus our efforts on polluted coastlines and the Rio Motagua where massive amounts of trash accumulates.

We take care of our crews

4ocean has always been committed to hiring people who live in the communities we serve. All of our captains and crews are hired full time and paid fair living wages. We also cover all health insurance costs and provide additional benefits and bonus incentives. 


By donating to the 4ocean Foundation, you will be funding the removal of trash and plastic from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines.

Every dollar donated to the 4ocean Foundation removes 1 pound of trash from the world's oceans, rivers, and coastlines.


The 4ocean Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN- 88-2694307) Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.