4Ocean

Recycled Plastic & Glass Beaded Bracelet - Loggerhead Sea Turtle

£20
Description

Loggerhead sea turtles spend most of their time in the open ocean and shallow coastal waters where they’re highly likely to encounter plastic pollution.
When you purchase a Loggerhead Sea Turtle Bracelet, you pull a pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines while raising awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on these ancient marine creatures.

Ocean Fact - Newly hatched loggerheads are only two inches long, but grow into 3-foot-long, 250 pound adults.

Feature
  • Cord made from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are made from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm made from 95% recycled stainless steel
  • Hand assembled by artisans in Bali
  • Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
  • Includes "1LB" vinyl decal
  • Component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by Greencircle
  • Product story

    "Sea turtles tell us the health of our ocean; the ocean tells us the health of our planet." - Jack E. Lighton, President & CEO, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

    Named for their large heads and powerful jaw muscles, loggerhead sea turtles are the world’s largest hard-shelled turtles. Adults have an average weight of 300lbs and can grow up to 80 inches in length. They’ve been seen all over the world but the greatest concentration can be found along the southeastern coast of North America.

    Spending most of their time in the open ocean and shallow coastal waters, loggerheads rarely come ashore. This puts these turtles at a high risk for bycatch, which is the accidental capture of marine animals in fishing gear. They are also at risk for ingestion of plastic due to their inability to decipher the difference between a plastic bag and other species that would fall into their diets.

    With the odds stacked against loggerheads, it can be tough to figure out how you can make a difference. Let’s continue to remove these hazardous materials from the oceans while reducing our own plastic footprints.

    From Bali, with love

    Hand assembled by an artisan in Bali, Indonesia.

    Purchasing a 4ocean bracelet does more than clean the ocean. It also creates sustainable, living-wage jobs.

    As soon as the beads, cords, and charms reach the main facility in Denpasar, Bali, a crew loads up the van and motorbikes to distribute these components to artisans in remote villages scattered across the island.

    Women comprise 80 percent of this workforce. In Bali, women tend to assume the role of primary caretakers for their families, which means their job opportunities are limited. Because they’re able to hand assemble our bracelets in their homes and village centers, more women are able to join the workforce while continuing to care for their families.

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