4ocean Haiti - Log 2: What Does A Day Look Like?

by 4ocean Team August 29, 2019

4ocean Haiti - Log 2: What Does A Day Look Like?

 

As the sun comes up over the mountains of Haiti, the 4ocean Crew is busy getting ready to take on the challenge of pulling plastic pollution from the ocean and coastlines surrounding our 4ocean cleanup facility in Luly Cotes de Peche, Haiti. Located about 15 miles (25 km) northwest of Port-au-Prince on the northern shore of Port-au-Prince Bay, this is an area where the currents converge and lines of plastic can be seen in the water daily. And when the winds blow, this plastic is pushed to the coast where it piles up on shore.

 

4ocean Haiti Headquarters

 

So what is it like? A day in the life...? You can check out the video here.

You can also check out this collection of photos taken by the 4ocean Haiti Crew that pretty much sums it up.

First, they put together a gameplan for the day's cleanups, brief the captains and crew, get the boats ready and head out to get the job done!  

4ocean Haiti Team Getting a Gameplan Together

 

4ocean Haiti Crews Getting the Morning Briefing

 

Some of the vessels head to clean up open water...

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

...while other vessels head toward coastlines that need cleaning.

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

The plastic and trash are put into our 4ocean supersacks and loaded onto the vessels for transport back to headquarters. Check out this amazing before and after video of a beach we recently cleaned.

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Heads Out to Clean the Ocean and Coastlines

 

Once back at headquarters, it's time to unload.

4ocean Haiti Crew Unloading Supersacks at Headquarters

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Unloading Supersacks at Headquarters

 

All of the supersacks head to the scales so we can get an accurate weight for our TrashTracker

4ocean Supersacks Being Weighed

 

4ocean Supersacks Being Weighed

 

Then trash is separated from recyclables and recyclables are sorted by plastic-type. Keeping the like colors together also makes recycling easier. 

4ocean Team Sorting the Plastic and Trash

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Sorting Plastic

 

Once the trash and plastic have been sorted, it's all taken to the compactor where it's bailed for transport.

4ocean Team Loads the Compactor

 

4ocean Team Loads the Compactor

 

4ocean Sorted Plastic

 

4ocean Sorted Plastic

 

4ocean Sorted Plastic

 

Once the plastic and trash are bailed, it's time to clean the vessels, kick back for a bit, and get ready to do it all over again.

4ocean Haiti Cleaning the Vessels

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Cleaning the Vessels

 

4ocean Haiti Crew Kicking Back at the End of the Day

 

Man, what a day! It's tiring just to write about it. But our 4ocean Haiti Crew is out there doing it seven days a week with such pride, determination, and effort that it really can't be put into words. Seeing how far they've come and how much of a difference they've made in their community in just one short year is nothing short of amazing. 4ocean Haiti, YOU ROCK!! 

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Let the incredible 4ocean Crew down in Haiti know how much you appreciate their work in the comments below! 

 

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