BELMAR, NJ — "Buy a bracelet. Pull a pound." It's the premise behind a Florida-based company that is cleaning up the ocean — one bucket of trash at a time

Serenity by the Sea owner Sarah Taylor Izzo has teamed up with 4Ocean by introducing at her boutique its line of bracelets made from recycled glass and plastic water bottles pulled from the ocean waters. With the tons of trash it collects from the world’s oceans and also from along its coastlines, the company produces bracelets, which are sold to support its ongoing efforts to protect the earth’s fragile ecosystem.

“With the purchase of every $20 bracelet, 4Ocean is able to remove one pound of garbage from our oceans,” said Izzo. “Nothing can be more rewarding than knowing we can work together to make a real difference for our oceans. As a member of this beachfront community, I am pleased to bring this important initiative to Belmar.”

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Each waterproof bracelet is made from beads produced from the plastic water bottles and an adjustable band that comes in different colors. It also include a stainless steel 4Ocean charm.

Since 4Ocean started in January 2017, it has pulled nearly 320,000 tons of trash from the ocean and the coastline. Quickly growing into a global movement, 4Ocean’s goal is to reach 1 million of trash collected in 2018, as it inspires more and more individuals to work together for cleaner oceans.

Below is a video that explains 4Ocean’s mission to help clean the oceans — one pound of trash at a time.


Serenity by the Sea: Where It’s Always “CBT” Time

At Serenity by the Sea, it’s always “creating beautiful things” time, where you’ll find items that are inspirational, funky, whimsical and zen-full.

The handcraft galleria offers a selection of merchandise abounds in both creativity and diversity — from evocative artwork and unique jewelry to handcrafted home décor and wondrous soaps, candles and more to tantalize the senses.

Each weekend, sister store — Serenity by the Sea Too — offers a Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace, where local vendors showcase their products, including  handcrafted items, jewelry, clothing lines, tasty treats and personal care products.

Opened every day at 10 a.m., Serenity by the Sea at 1004 Main Street is located directly across from Surf Taco between 10th and 11th Avenues, Belmar.

For more information, visit its website or Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760 or email