Stingrays are infamous for their whip-like tails and venomous barbs, but these cartilaginous fish are actually quite gentle unless threatened or in danger. As benthic feeders, most stingrays hunt on the seafloor and use their mouths like a vacuum to suck up prey which their powerful jaws crush up.
In a pristine environment, stingrays would only consume crustaceans like crabs, shrimp, crayfish, barnacles, lobster, and krill. However, about 70% of the plastic that enters the ocean sinks to the ocean floor where it can be consumed by bottom feeders like stingrays. In 2019, a stingray was found with a glass bottle, a pack of cigarettes, a book, and a whole camera in its stomach.
Rays and their shark cousins are at higher risk of extinction than most other animals. However, research on the impacts of plastic pollution has taken a backseat to even greater threats like overfishing and bycatch. But we don’t need more research to know that plastic does not belong in the ocean.
Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines
Cord manufactured in China from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic
Clear beads are manufactured in China from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass
4ocean charm manufactured in China from 95% recycled stainless steel
Hand-assembled by artisans in Bali
Unisex, waterproof, adjustable design
Packaged in a reusable cotton drawstring pouch
Includes "1LB" vinyl decal
The component manufacturing process and recycled content are audited and verified by GreenCircle (see certification)
CLOSED-LOOP PROGRAM 4Ocean is currently developing a circular end-of-life plan for all of its products. Their aim is to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back 4ocean products that customers no longer use so they can be properly recycled or transformed into new products. Once you’re done with your 4ocean product, please reach out to 4Ocean's customer service team to receive a prepaid shipping label.
The 4ocean Closed-Loop Program is only available in the U.S. for now.