Ocean plastic destroys.
Animals, ecosystems, people.
Be part of the solution, be Pro Ocean!

Ocean Conservation Project, Philippines

Collecting & Recycling

  • daily Clean Ups


  • on beaches and river deltas

  • all waste is sorted and recycled

Protection of animals & Education

  • Protection of whales, dolphins and turtles

  • Conservation and reforestation of mangrove forests

  • Educational projects for local school children

Jobs & Participation

  • 8 permanently employed collectors

  • health insurance included

  • secure income for over 30 family members

Pro Ocean is a project of the nature conservation organization Life e.V. and 100% non-profit. Your donation will directly help to protect the oceans.

Be part of the solution! Be Pro Ocean!



With 30 € you collect 20 kg of ocean plastic!

this enables:
3 days permanent employment of our staff
3 h environmental education of school children
10 square meters of mangrove forest protected



With 100 € you collect 75 kg of ocean plastic!

this enables:
10 days of permanent employment of our staff
10 h of environmental education of school children
35 square meters of mangrove forest protected



With 200 € you collect 150 kg of ocean plastic!

this enables:
20 days of permanent employment for our staff
20 h of environmental education for school children
70 square meters of mangrove forest protected

For every donation you receive a Pro Ocean donation certificate and an official donation receipt, which you can claim against tax at your tax office (only in Germany).

With Pro Ocean you are part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Program!

By employing our staff on a permanent basis, we fight poverty.

Our project engages with local people and enables them to make a living from protecting the environment and animals. 

With our recycling and sorting station we contribute to the improvement of waste disposal structures. 

We protect whales, dolphins, turtles and all other ocean wildlife. 

We also help to ensure that no wildlife on land is threatened by plastic in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

Protect our oceans for people. for animals. with Pro Ocean!

We collect plastic and other waste on 6 days a week on Negros Island, Philippines. Areas of operation are beaches, estuaries and mangrove forests, as most plastic enters the oceans via rivers and beaches.

By doing this, we prevent plastic from entering the oceans in the first place and turning into microplastics. In addition, we don’t need expensive technology and involve local people.

By the way: In the meantime, evidence of microplastics has even been found in the Arctic and in human blood.

Over 1 million animals die each year because of ocean plastic. They get caught in it or eat it and then starve to death. Take, for example, a whale that washed up in the Philippines in 2019 – with 40 kg of plastic in its stomach.
Many of the animals also die from toxic substances or other waste that is not accounted for in plastic-only collection projects. This is why we collect all kinds of waste!

With every donation we also protect local mangrove forests and plant new ones. Mangroves are a very important part of the ocean ecosystem, 6 out of 10 fish in our oceans grow up there.

With the Pro Ocean educational campaign, we enable local school children to learn about ocean plastic and the importance of mangroves through play. They receive a specially designed lesson and are allowed to visit a mangrove adventure park.

Poverty is one of the main reasons for ocean plastic. In order to help the people in the regions of the world particularly affected by ocean plastic, the economic situation must be improved first.

We therefore employ our staff on a permanent basis and do not pay them per kilogram only. They also have full health insurance and are provided with lunch every working day. This is not a matter of course in the Philippines and we are proud to be able to offer people a new perspective.

Wir sammeln an 6 Tagen die Woche auf der Insel Negros, Philippinen. Einsatzgebiete sind Strände, Flussmündungen und Mangrovenwälder, da das meiste Plastik über Flüsse und Strände in die Ozeane gelangt.

Wir verhindern damit, dass Plastik überhaupt die Ozeane erreicht und zu Mikroplastik werden kann. Außerdem brauchen wir keine teure Technologie und beteiligen die Menschen vor Ort.

By the way: Inzwischen wurde sogar schon in der Arktis und in menschlichem Blut der Nachweis von Mikroplastik erbracht.