4Ocean

Recycled Plastic & Glass Beaded Bracelet - Shark

£20
Description

In the last few decades, some shark populations have declined by as much as 80% due to threats like plastic pollution, overfishing, and habitat loss.
When you purchase the Shark Beaded Bracelet, you’ll pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines while raising awareness about the importance of saving these often misunderstood animals.

It's not sharks we should fear, but an ocean without them

Features
  • Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
  • Cord manufactured from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
  • Clear beads are manufactured from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
  • 4ocean charm manufactured 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

"We want to see as many sharks as we can. It’s important to understand that when you see sharks, it’s a sure sign of a healthy reef." - Jack Fishman, Community Conservation Officer, Project AWARE.

With more than 400 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have survived all kinds of planet-altering events while many other species simply vanished. In the last few decades, however, some shark populations have declined by as much as 80 percent due to threats like plastic pollution, overfishing, and habitat loss.

As apex predators, sharks are uniquely vulnerable to plastic and chemical pollution. Plastic in the environment absorbs toxins from the surrounding seawater. These toxins accumulate in the tissues of prey species that eat ocean plastic. When sharks consume their prey, they also absorb its toxic load. These toxins can inhibit reproductive function and interfere with population recovery.

Sharks play a crucial role in keeping the ocean environment balanced and healthy. They feed on the sick and weak; they also help control fish populations that could become destructive if left unchecked. They are the protectors of the ocean, but now they need to be protected from our plastic waste.

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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