Recycled Plastic & Glass Beaded Bracelet - Polar Bear
The Polar Bear Bracelet represents your commitment to the clean ocean movement and polar bear conservation. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Wear it as a reminder to curb your plastic habit, live more sustainably, and encourage others to take action to protect what they love.
Polar bears are the first large marine mammal to be listed under the Endangered Species Act solely based on future predictions regarding the loss of their sea ice habitat.
"The only way to save polar bears and their sea ice habitats is to control temperature rise through greenhouse gas mitigation." - Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, Chief Scientist, Polar Bears International
The sea ice habitats polar bears need to survive are disappearing as the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere increases. Without sea ice, polar bears are unable to hunt for food, which is an enormous threat to their survival.
Plastic is among the most significant and rapidly growing sources of industrial greenhouse gas emissions, which are emitted during every stage of its lifecycle.
If we’re going to save polar bears, we must protect their sea ice habitats by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including those associated with plastic.
4Oceans donations to Carbonfund.org will offset more than 4.3 million pounds of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Their donation to Polar Bears International will support a variety of polar bear conservation efforts including scientific research of polar bears in the Arctic, education for local residents on how to avoid attracting and coming into contact with polar bears, den monitoring, and ice ecology work.
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.