a non-profit organization of passionate surfers and world explorers cleaning beaches and recycling plastic into cool products to pay for more beach cleanings.
Pure Oceans clean 5 km of beach every 2 weeks, removing serious amounts af trash from Sri Lankan beaches.
The plastic we collect is cleaned and recycled into cool products such as sunglasses you can buy as a way to support our efforts, just check out the shop to support our efforts.
The Sri Lanka clean-up
Sri Lanka is just one of many developing countries with inadequate waste management systems resulting in hundreds of tons of plastic entering the ocean every year.
Our new Sri Lankan team has cleared more than a ton of trash from several beaches and more beach cleanings are planned.
You can help our beach cleaning project in Sri Lanka by preordering our 100% ocean plastic iPhone from the shop.
Our Beach Cleaning
When you purchase one of our products you help us cleaning more beaches.
For very iPhone cover you purchase we can clean 1 km of beach in Sri Lanka
Plastic free oceans means keeping plastic from entering the oceans in the first place.
We keep beaches clean while recycling the plastic from the trash we collect.
Turning recycled plastic into products allows us to put money back to the local economy and start cleaning more beaches
Clean beach for trash
Turn trash to products
Clean more beaches
The story behind
Pure Oceans is an NGO founded by Michael Keller and Lillan Spiertz both passionate surfers and world travellers with a special love for beaches.
As former residents of Hawaii we experienced first hand how plastic from the Pacific ocean would wash up on the beaches and destroy marine life - not even the most secluded islands on the globe would go untouched by plastic pollution.
When we travelled the world we would find plastic polluted beaches in every country visited.
On Bali we would littereally catch more plastic than fish when we went fishing.
During a beach walk on Sri Lanka we would look at the amounts of trash we passed wondering what it would take for someone to just pick it up and get a clean beach and cleaner ocean. That gave us the idea to recycle plastic trash to fund beach cleanings and Pure Oceans was founded.