Update: July 2021
Following a strong opening four months that resulted in 2,600 pounds of plastic waste being disposed of from City beaches, 4ocean collected an additional 3,285 pounds of plastic waste for the months of April, May and June. By month, the amount of debris collected was:
- April 2021 - 1,213 pounds
- May 2021 - 1,122 pounds
- June 2021 - 950 pounds
of the 3,285 pounds of plastic waste collected, 79.07% of that waste was recyclable. The most common recyclable item was plastic bottles, while the most common non-recyclable item was plastic bags.
Update: April 2021 - 2,600 Pounds of Recyclable Waste Removed from City Beaches
Starting December 2020, 4ocean placed 9 large, branded recycling bins at four City beach locations. With the help of beachgoers, 2,600 pounds of plastic waste was disposed of from City beaches in fourth months. 85% of that waste was recycled, with the most common items being single-use plastics, and the most common non-recyclable items being wrappers and plastic bags.
City Partners with 4ocean for Beach Recycling Effort
In an effort to keep Boca’s beaches clean and free of debris and plastics, the City is partnering with Boca Raton-based 4ocean on a 6-month pilot program to increase recycling efforts at City beaches.