Welcome to the

Clear Blue Oceans Foundation 

Welcome to the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation) website. We are a private Hawaiian non-profit corporation that until recently has been inactive due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

On June 1st, 2021 we restructured our operations and entered into a long-term revenue sharing agreement with our sister company CBO Worldwide, established by our founder to exclusively develop and operate all of our awareness programs and initiatives. Visit their website to learn more about them. 

 

The CBO foundation will now seek its U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c)3 tax exemption status so we can accept tax deductible donations from our donors. We expect to have this in place by the end of 2021.

 

Once in place, we will focus our efforts exclusively on seeking viable

ocean-focused projects, filmmakers, groups and organizations to help support their efforts and projects through funding grants. We expect to begin this by early 2022..

                                                             CBO Worldwide will be publishing our

                                                             proposed quarterly digital Ocean

                                                             Messenger Magazine and launch a

                                                             Weekly Review of Business & Ocean

                                                             issues podcast series hosted by our

                                                             Founder. It begins June 26th, 2021..  

 

                                                             Our mission is driven by our Founder's

                                                             passion for the oceans and addressing

                                                             the growing global plastic packaging

                                                             waste crisis that impacts them. 

 

The oceans represent our largest natural food resource on earth and they produce most of the oxygen we breathe. It is hard for us to fully understand why so many people worldwide are unaware of these simple facts or why so many take our oceans for granted. 

Collectively, our oceans have had an estimated 165 million tons (330 billion U.S. pounds) of plastic and rubber waste deposited into them in just the past 50 years, and these are outdated numbers. Covid has added an estimated 1.5 million face masks and greatly increased the use of plastic packaging waste again.

 

This waste collects on our coastlines and tropical island beaches, and leads to the death of countless marine life and over a million seabirds annually. We are not anti-plastic, however, we believe this waste starts on its way to filling local landfills to over capacity.

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Donations & Sponsorships
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Although The CBO Foundation is a privately funded non-profit, it welcomes and accepts private BitCoin crypto-currency donations from our friends, grants and offers program sponsorships to help fund its awareness

initiatives and special programs. 

 

"Us sea birds thank you

for your help in our efforts

to increase awareness of

the ocean plastic waste

crisis that is killing my

friends."  Mr. Booby Bird 

Free Recent UN Report

The principal goal and objective of the CBO Foundation is addressing not just ocean plastic waste, but all single-use plastic packaging waste in general at the source, the local consumer level. Click on the image here to download a copy of the recently released UN Report

on the sustainability

of Singe-Use Plastics.

It's a great overview

of the global waste

crisis this waste has

created. Together

with our partners and

supporters we intend

to help address and

solve this crisis.

 Consider that we have allowed close to 39.6 billion gallons of crude oil,

or over 942.9 million barrels of oil (at 42 gallons per barrel) to pollute

and sit within our oceans and coastlines. It is estimated that our local

landfills represent ten times or more that amount.

 

Sadly, the single-use plastic packaging waste trends are growing at an

alarming rate today, and we MUST address this crisis. First on a local

level, then expand worldwide. We currently consume A Million Plastic

Bottles EVERY MINUTE, of EVERY DAY!  Over 500 BILLION Bottles 

each year in the United States alone. Hard to believe, but true. 

 

                                                                 Although much of this waste ends up on the sea floor, 30% of rubber-based

                                                                 and single-use plastic packaging waste, such as water bottles collect on the 

                                                                 coastlines, reefs and tropical island beaches. This waste has a lasting and

                                                                 devastating long-term impact - not just on our oceans and coastlines, but 

                                                                 on our tropical reefs, and the island countries with limited landfill space.

                                                                 This waste kills over a million sea birds and other marine life annually. The

                                                                 world's remote islands have been littered with this plastic trash dating back

                                                                 over 50 years and unless we deal with it - it will remain there forever! 

 

However, even as we improve upon our recycling efforts and collect more of this waste, it does not match the growth of new plastic products coming into the waste stream. The CoVid Pandemic has actually increased the use of plastic packaged products, making this hidden crisis even more urgent. The CBO Foundation has developed its awareness programs and initiatives to help address this growing plastic waste issue, and APVG and its companies plan to offer viable solutions to help reduce these damaging trends.. 

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We can not deny that we are living in the Age-of-Plastics! No

matter how hard we try, single-use plastic packaged products

are all around us. We can not avoid them, as plastics of all

kinds have been fully integrated into our daily lives. Although

we are environmentally-focused, neither the CBO Foundation,

APVG or its Founder are anti-plastic. They simply recognize it 

for what it represents - a growing global waste crisis and we

advocate to reduce its use and better manage this waste.

 

We must all ask ourselves, "Do we really need cookies, apples and many of these products packaged in clear plastic boxes?  The answer is NO!  They can be placed in paper bags or boxes like they were for many years before plastic was introduced. Despite the fear of CoVid-19 and the craze to wrap everything in plastic. 

Check out this website and If you would like to make a NON-Tax-deductible donation to help us fund our awareness campaigns or programs, please contribute to our FundRazr campaign if using cash. Those of you who wish to donate using BitCoin or other select cyrpto currencies may do so directly through the APVG website, we thank you in advance. 

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The Midway Islands are over a 1,000 miles Northwest of Hawaii, but they collect mountains of plastic waste on their coastlines, killing marine life.

Our Oceans cover 71% of the Earth surface, and they represent our largest natural food and oxygen resource. We must stop over-fishing them.

We humans allow for the killing of over 75 million sharks each year for shark fin soup, a disgusting trend that must be stopped. 

"We all came out of the Oceans, which has a soul that flows and lives within each of us.

They represent everything we should all long to be; bold and mysterious,

beautiful to look at, yet even more beautiful as we look below the surface 

to see a wild, yet free world we all need to collectively preserve."

The AngelPreneur