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A Better Ocean

We fight plastic - one kilo at the time

Our work

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 Sydafrika, 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.

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KG. PLASTIC

In cooperation with Danish businesses, we've collected almost 9 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?

Plastik forurening i havet - Plastikopsamling på stranden i vietnam

Plastik er en stor del af vores hverdag og findes i mange af de produkter, vi benytter på daglig basis. Plastik benyttes helt åbenlyst som emballage omkring madvarer, til transportmidler eller i vores elektronik. Men mikroplastik findes også i kosmetiske produkter og i meget af vores tøj, maling og rengøringsmidler. På verdensplan blev der produceret 348 mio. tons plastik i år 2017 alene, og fortsætter den nuværende produktionshastighed vil den årlige plastikproduktion være fordoblet inden år 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.

Et sted mellem 80-90 % af alt affald, som flyder rundt i verdenshavene, stammer fra landbaserede aktiviteter, og en ganske stor del heraf er bragt i verdenshavene gennem flodsystemer. En tysk undersøgelse bragt i Environmental Science & Technology 2017 viste, at ti floder står for 90% plastikforurening i verdenshavene. Blandt andet derfor arbejder en del af vores indsamlere på, at rense flodsystemerne omkring Johannesburg i Sydafrika, for plastik og andet affald.

Participating businesses

Do like these and participate your business.

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 - starting from 40€ per month.

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