4ocean recovered materials
Total pounds of trash recovered from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines thanks to the ongoing support of the clean ocean movement!
Plastic Neutral Certifications
What is a plastic footprint?
Your plastic footprint is the total weight of all the plastic you produce, consume, and/or discard in a specific timeframe. Individuals, businesses, governments, and even products can have a plastic footprint.
What is a plastic offset?
Plastic offsets balance the negative impact of your plastic footprint by funding projects that have a positive impact on the environment. For instance, you can offset your plastic footprint by recovering an equivalent amount of plastic waste from the world’s oceans, rivers, and coastlines with a 4ocean Plastic Neutral Certification.
What is plastic neutrality?
You are considered plastic neutral when you offset your plastic footprint. While our Plastic Neutral Certifications can be awarded for a specific timeframe, true plastic neutrality is achieved when you offset your plastic footprint for every year you’ve been in business.
Not all plastic offset programs are created equal
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Our Plastic Free Report provides unparalleled accuracy and insight into your plastic footprint.And since we directly manage our global ocean cleanup operation, we can guarantee that the offsets you purchase have a real and immediate impact on the marine environment (unlike other programs that promise to recover “ocean-bound” plastics, which is just a fancy way of saying they’re from a land-based source.)
How It Works
Work with our team to calculate your plastic footprint and determine which certification is right for you.
Purchase one 4ocean Plastic Credit for each pound of plastic you want to offset based on your footprint.
Detailed documentation and third party audits allow you to track every pound of plastic recovered for full transparency and traceability.
Each certification comes with a media toolkit that makes it easy you to share your impact with consumers, investors, and key stakeholders.
Plastic Offset Programs
Plastic Neutral Company
Calculate and offset your company’s entire plastic footprint by recovering one pound of trash from the world’s oceans, rivers, and coastlines for every pound of plastic your business produces and consumes in a single year or over its entire lifetime.
Plastic Neutral Product
Instead of calculating and offsetting the plastic footprint of your whole business, we’ll focus on just one product or product line.