All life origins from the sea.

Let’s protect it!

The ocean is drowning in plastic.

The amount of plastic added each year varies from 4.8 to 12.7 million tons depending on the source (“Source”). “This equals one truckload per minute” (“Source”).

To put it another way: 8 million tons correspond to “five shopping bags per 30 centimeters of all worldwide coastlines” (“Source”).

Most of the plastic comes from the poor countries of Asia into the sea.

It is shocking to see that our consumption of plastic on earth continues to increase and that in the future even more plastic will be released into the oceans every year. So we have to find a way to prevent new plastic from entering the oceans by reusing the plastic we produce.

River bringing waste

Picking up waste

What is done against the flood of waste?

The main part of the plastic that ends up in the sea sinks to the ground and makes recovery almost impossible (“Source”). This means, it must be prevented that the plastic gets into the sea in the first place. Most of the plastic gets into the sea via rivers, coasts and beaches.

We pay the population suffering from poverty in South East Asia to fight against the flood of waste entering the ocean every day.

In the Philippines we collect on a daily bases and around the world we support Clean-Up events. We are constantly expanding our network to achieve even more. To pay these people fairly for good work makes us proud.

Collecting waste has of course a positive enironmental impact. But paying people fairly has a much greater effect in the long run. No matter where the waste originally comes from, it ends up in the sea, mostly in Asia and especially in South East Asia. On one hand the local environment gets clean and on the other hand the work rises awareness is created (preliminary stage of a garbage collection system).

What happens with the collected waste?

The found materials are collected in bags and returned to the base where they can get assorted and redistributed.

The collected plastic is cleaned and sorted in the first step. The sorting of the plastic is essential for the recycling of the material. Plastic can only be reused for new products if it is with its same kind, in order to meet the necessary requirements. Note, that not all plastics can be recycled. This is why manufactures need to take the responsibility to use recyclable materials.

The other materials are handled in its best way:

  • reuse
  • recycle (same level: bottle gets bottle, or downwards: broken glass is used in construction material as concrete)
  • energy creation (incineration or waste to liquid W2L) *We are working on this point at the moment
  • dumping on landfill site
Waste Recycling
SDG 1 No Poverty

What does Pro Ocean?​

Pro Ocean turtle

Contribute your part now.

Clear the ocean about your yearly amount of single use plastics and receive the Pro Ocean sticker.

Clear plastic rubbish. Become involved now for today and tomorrow.

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Donate 25€
Clean plastic for 1 person

Clean your yearly amount of single use plastic (about 38 kgs). You will get your certifying Pro Ocean sticker by mail and your donation receipt via email.

Donate 50€
Clean plastic for 2 persons

You will clean about 76 kgs of plastic from the ocean. You will get two certifying Pro Ocean stickers by mail and your donation receipt via email.

Donate 100€
Clean plastic for 4 persons

Clean about 152 kgs of single use plastic from the ocean for the whole family. You will get your certifying Pro-Ocean stickers by mail and your donation receipt via email.

Donate custom amount
Clean as much as you want

We clear 1,5 kg (about 75 plastic bottles) with every donated euro. Thank you very much!