GreenCircle has certified that every 4ocean bracelet is made with over 95% post consumer recycled content, in fact, the only part of our bracelet that isn't made of recycled content is the stainless steel charm. Each bracelet is hand assembled on the island of Bali, by skilled local artisans. The beads are recycled in China and made from certified 100% post consumer recycled glass bottles including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass. The cords are also recycled in China and are made from certified 100% post consumer recycled plastic, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic.
To this point we’ve found that the UV degradation and contamination that ocean plastic experiences from exposure to harsh conditions makes it unable to be the only plastic source for our bracelets at this time. At 4ocean, we're working hard every day to increase the amount of reclaimed ocean plastic used in our products and can't wait to continue increasing this amount over time.