We fight plastic - one kilo at the time
At A Better Ocean, we fight every day to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste in and around the ocean. We have created a network of partners, mainly consisting of small organizations in those countries around the world that are facing the most serious problems. This enables us to make the greatest possible difference.
Our goal is to create a sustainable business which benefits the environment and all parties involved, from our participating companies to collaboration partners all the way to the private consumer. We achieve this by organizing various forms of clean-up work in countries such as Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Vietnam and parts of Africa, and by spreading information about the plastic issue through information campaigns and marketing materials that are made available to all participating companies. These initiatives are financed through the sale of our certificates to Danish companies, which can then make a direct contribution to the fight against plastic in the ocean. dels ved at organisere forskellige former for oprydningsarbejde i lande som Sri Lanka, Filippinerne, Vietnam og dele af Afrika, dels ved at informere omkring plastikproblematikken gennem oplysningskampagner og markedsføringsmateriale, som bliver gjort tilgængelig for alle involverede virksomheder. Disse initiativer finansieres gennem salget af vores certifikater til danske virksomheder, som derved kan gøre en direkte forskel i kampen mod plastik i verdenshavene.
The certificate allows Danish companies to show that they support the initiative and thus make their efforts to support a greener future visible to the individual consumer.
In cooperation with Danish businesses, we've collected almost 3 ton plastic from the worlds oceans
“We have created a sustainable business, which benefits all parties involved and relieves nature from non-degradable waste”
– Jacob Phan Christensen, A Better Ocean Co-founder
Why A Better Ocean?
Plastic is a huge part of our daily lives and can be found in many of the products we use on a daily basis. Plastic is most obviously used in packaging of food products, for transportation equipment or e.g. in our electronics. But microplastic can also be found in cosmetics and in much of our clothes, paint and cleaning products. 348 million tons of plastic was produced around the world in 2017 alone, and if the current rate of production continues, the annual plastic production will have doubled by 2040.
Much of this plastic unfortunately ends up in the oceans. A 2015 study found that the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean is equivalent to a garbage truck dumping a full load of waste into the ocean every minute.
The plastic production affects the health of both humans and animals. Many animals get stuck or tangled in waste. As many as 90 % of birds have plastic in their stomachs, and people often find stranded sea mammals with their stomachs full of plastic. Studies have also shown that you can find microplastics in many basic necessities and food products, such as drinking water, fish and salt.
Somewhere between 80-90 % of all waste in the ocean has its origin in land-based activities, and a large part of this reaches the ocean through river systems. A German study, published in Environmental Science & Technology in 2017, showed that rivers are responsible for as much as 90 % of the plastic pollution in the ocean. This is one of the reasons why some of our collectors work to clean river systems around Johannesburg in South Africa of plastics and other non-biodegradable waste.
Do you want to join?
Does you company want to help make the world a better place, while also receiving a number of benefits such as press materials and Link Building?
Participate for just DKK 299 per month. Kr. 299,- pr. måned