Welcome to Oceans4Life, NGO based in Gran Canaria. Our mission is to reduce single use plastic, recruit volunteers to help clean the beaches and under water dive clean ups, recruit Trash Trackers, provide sustainability events for local businesses, recognise and accreditate businesses following eco guidelines and provide an education programme in schools across the island.
Plastics have become an essential part of our everyday life. We can find it in product packaging, clothing, cosmetics, construction materials...
Plastic has become so important, that its production rates have increased dramatically in the last years. So much that only in the last decade we have produced more plastic than in the whole of the last century !
In fact it's predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
8 million tonnes
of plastic gets dumped into the ocean
There are already more than
700 sealife species
eating or trapped in plastic
Most plastic products are only
before beeing thrown away