POP Yachts Funds Clean-up of 500 Pounds of Ocean Garbage

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Updated 4:31 PM ET, Fri August 30, 2019
POP Yachts Funds Clean-up of 500 Pounds of Ocean Garbage

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  • 4ocean employees have removed 6.3 million pounds of garbage from our oceans and coastlines
  • "...We have a duty to find ways to reduce that footprint.", said Nick Owens, co-owner of POP Yachts.
  • Since the publishing of this release, POP Yachts & POP RVs have donated enough to remove more than 2,300 pounds of garbage.
POP Yachts, headquartered out of Sarasota, FL but operating across 40+ states, formally announced on August 30th that it will help fund the ongoing effort aimed at cleaning up our oceans that is being spearheaded by fellow Florida-based organization 4ocean.

4ocean was founded in 2017 to combat the massive amount of garbage currently in and being added to our oceans. 4ocean sells bracelets and other products made from recycled materials and uses a portion of those proceeds to fund the cleanup of our oceans and coastlines.

"As a business, our job is to put more boats on the water. More boaters inevitably leads to more trash accumulating in our oceans. We have a duty to find ways to reduce that footprint.", said Nick Owens, co-owner of POP Yachts.

As of the time of this release, 4ocean employees have removed 6.3 million pounds of garbage from our oceans and coastlines solely through the sale of its 4ocean bracelets and products.

POP Yachts began its support of 4ocean with a one-time purchase of 500 bracelets for distribution to to its employees, buyers, and sellers.

"We plan on continuing our support with an even larger purchase in 2020 and beyond.", stated Owens. "4ocean is supporting our business by keeping our ocean waters and coastal environments clean for generations of future boaters, so we're going to support their business."

4ocean offers a different bracelet each month, enabling its customers to shop for a bracelet whose direct cause is near and dear to their hearts or to order a new bracelet each month, indefinitely supporting the cause of trash cleanup from our waterways.

Learn more about the 4ocean mission

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Paul A. from Glendale, California, posted on APR 30
Love this. If groups around the world follow your example, we may see a time when there are no large islands of plastic floating in the ocean

Sean C. from Ottawa, Canada, posted on FEB 28
You MADE MY CHRISTMAS!!!! I'm in my 70's, crippled (have given up sailing and finally even scootering), but as long as I can think and understand, will applaud and appreciate efforts like this. I used to be ACTIVE in the Sierra Club (still belong) and spent much time picking trash from beaches and breakwalls around Cleveland, Ohio, but never invested nearly as much of myself as 4Ocean. Thank God you are!!!! Sincerely, Roland S. Gove

Steve G. from North Royalton, OH, posted on DEC 16
Just KNEW I'd signed up with the right company to sell my boat! Thank you, yet again, POP YACHTS!

Lindalee M S. from Huntsville, TX, posted on OCT 29
There is no way that you can even catch up I was south of Peru and at a little fishing port and as we fished I noticed a big ass dozers pushing tons of material garbage into the ocean they were pushing more in one day than you could pick up in ten years

Gary M. from Fort Stockton, TX, posted on JUN 29
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