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Where we work

Germany

We are founded in Berlin but our team is all over the world.

Philippines.

We support our partner, Plastic Bank with their clean ups in Philippines.

Haiti

Plastic Bank has 32 Branches in Haiti.

Indonesia

We are building a micro recycling plant together with the NGO Trash-Waste-Solutions

Germany

We are founded in Berlin but our team is all over the world.

Philippines.

We support our partner, Plastic Bank with their clean ups in Philippines.

Haiti

Plastic Bank has 32 branches in Haiti.                 

Indonesia

We are building a micro recycling plant together with the NGO Trash-Waste-Solutions

Gallery

The pictures below are taken by us or by our partners from initiatives that we support. Among these pictures, you see clean-ups organized together with trash waste solutions and Waste-free oceans and our partner Plastic Bank's collection hubs.
“Ocean Hero's support is essential to building up plastic recycling in our area! Thanks so much for providing the required machines and helping us make an income!”
“For me, OceanHero is a fantastic opportunity to reduce the plentiful plastic waste on our islands and oceans. And I am very grateful to all those users who care for the environment and are willing to help protect our islands and the sea.”
Marlon Kamagi
Waste bank manager, Kalawat, Indonesia
Teddy
Organiser OceanHero clean-ups, 
Siladen, Indonesa
“I am grateful for OceanHero because we are able to protect the natural world. Thank you.”
Marlon Kamagi
Waste bank manager, Kalawat, Indonesia
“OceanHero has given me the opportunity to create income for myself and my family and we are supporting the ocean at the same time.”
Teddy
Organiser OceanHero clean-ups, 
Siladen, Indonesa

Partners

We are grateful to have supportive partners that enable us to protect the ocean.
Plastic Bank is a social enterprise that builds recycling ecosystems in under-developed communities to improve livelihoods and protect the ocean. The collected plastic is reborn as Social Plastic®, which is developed into products and packaging. This important work is developing the regenerative society to create a circular plastic economy by reintroducing recycled plastic back into the supply chain. Our partnership through OceanHero supports the continuation of this important work to protect the oceans!
"OceanHero is pioneering sustainability by turning everyday actions into an opportunity to support our recycling ecosystems in the world's most vulnerable coastal communities."
-David Katz
Founder and CEO
Trash Waste solutions are an NGO with volunteers and partners worldwide combating plastic pollution in the ocean. They aim to create a circular economy and prevent plastic from entering the ocean through recycling. Since December, we are happy to partner with Trash Waste Solutions and have been conducting beach cleanups on Sildan Island, Indonesia.
“Working with OceanHero is amazing! Thanks to you we were able to build our first micro recycling plant in Manado, Indonesia”
-Johann Blanc
Founder, Project Engineer Trash Waste Solutions | MEng. Industrial Engineer, Sustainability and Renewable Energies
Waste Free Oceans is working to reduce marine litter's global impact by reducing, reusing, and recycling. They have created over 10 products from marine litter and collected plastic from over 20 countries using innovative “Ocean Trash Catchers” that remove floating marine debris. We are happy to support Waste Free Oceans to collect and utilize ocean plastic.
“We collect and transform ocean plastic into new and sustainable products and are happy to partner with OceanHero, who supports our work to create recycling innovation in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle East, and Africa.”
- Letitia Florea
Secretary General
Plastic Bank is a social enterprise that builds recycling ecosystems in under-developed communities to improve livelihoods and protect the ocean. The collected plastic is reborn as Social Plastic®, which is developed into products and packaging. This important work is developing the regenerative society to create a circular plastic economy by reintroducing recycled plastic back into the supply chain. Our partnership through OceanHero supports the continuation of this important work to protect the oceans!
"OceanHero is pioneering sustainability by turning everyday actions into an opportunity to support our recycling ecosystems in the world's most vulnerable coastal communities."
-David Katz
Founder and CEO, Plastic Bank
Trash Waste solutions are an NGO with volunteers and partners worldwide combating plastic pollution in the ocean. They aim to create a circular economy and prevent plastic from entering the ocean through recycling. Since December, we are happy to partner with Trash Waste Solutions and have been conducting beach cleanups on Sildan Island, Indonesia.
“Working with OceanHero is amazing! Thanks to you we were able to build our first micro recycling plant in Manado, Indonesia”
-Johann Blanc
Founder, Project Engineer Trash Waste Solutions | MEng. Industrial Engineer, Sustainability and Renewable Energies
Waste Free Oceans is working to reduce marine litter's global impact by reducing, reusing, and recycling. They have created over 10 products from marine litter and collected plastic from over 20 countries using innovative “Ocean Trash Catchers” that remove floating marine debris. We are happy to support Waste Free Oceans to collect and utilize ocean plastic.
“We collect and transform ocean plastic into new and sustainable products and are happy to partner with OceanHero, who supports our work to create recycling innovation in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle East, and Africa.”
-Letitia Florea
Secretary General, WFO Foundation

Coalitions & Forums

We actively participate in different groups to connect with the leaders of the global movement to protect the oceans.
We are part of the Coalition for Aquatic Conservation, Founded by ALI. They bring together the world’s leading experts to protect aquatic animals.
Accelerating a sustainable ocean economy by bringing together policymakers and building networks to support marine life.
This event provided actionable insights and solutions to help businesses towards sustainability.

Our Team

We are a passionate international team working hard to fix one of the worlds most pressing issues; pollution.

Marvin Burman

Managing Director
Marvin works directly with our clean-up partners on a day-to-day basis while also coordinating new educational and awareness campaigns that are available in our browser extensions, websites, and social channels. He also works continuously on adding new features to OceanHero.

Pawel Wszola

CTO
Pawel supports the technology at OceanHero and is a triathlete in his spare time. He’s a coder that enjoys solving difficult problems at work. He builds new features, manages infrastructure, reviews code, and solves technical challenges with the team.

Linda Hesebeck

Design
Linda has been working with us from the beginning and has helped craft the brand and product. She works on developing new features for Oceanhero. She has a passion for the ocean and recently started exploring freediving in the cold waters of Cape Town as a hobby.

Dima Mamchur

Frontend Developer
Dima is our front-end developer. Working at OceanHero brings him a valuable sense of making the world a little bit better. He loves spending his spare time with his family and playing the drums!

Jasper Wilkins

Partner and Marketing Manager
Jasper is passionate about sustainability and protecting the natural world. His work in the movement has taken him to five continents. Jasper is also the founder of Asearth, and is a TEDx speaker.

Ivan Mosiichuk

QA Engineer
Ivan is responsible for the quality of our product. He has recently been taking classes for acting and will perform in his first theater soon!

Taras Bigun

User Support
Taras has been supporting OceanHero with user support and research for over one year! He is passionate about helping the oceans become cleaner.

Advisors

Our advisors are experts with varied experience and knowledge to support the impact we're having at OceanHero

Rowan Byrne

Technical Principal, Marine Ecology and Ocean Plastics Lead @ Mott MacDonald
Rowan is an award-winning and passionate marine biologist and ecology engineer. He recently won the 2020 IEMA Sustainability Impact Award to highlight his achievements in tackling the climate and environmental emergency's global challenges.

He advises us on ecological engineering questions regarding the micro recycling plants we are building together with the NGO Trash Waste Solutions. Furthermore, Rowan is helping us select new initiatives to support.  Rowan is also a passionate photographer of marine life. You can see his amazing underwater photography on his page at marinecreatures.com

Gray Stokes

Founder - OceansAsia.org
Gary has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 29 years, first as a freelance photographer then in ocean conservation.

Formerly the Asia Director for Sea Shepherd Global, he is now heading up the newly established OceansAsia.org, an Asia based NGO focusing on all aspects of ocean conservation in the Asia Pacific region specialising in Intelligence Based Conservation.

Specialising on the shark fin industry, shipping/smuggling of wildlife and combating IUU (Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated) fishing in the region along with advocating against plastic pollution in our oceans.

Jo Ruxton

Founder Ocean Generation (formerly Plastic Oceans UK)
Jo Ruxton she started the first marine programme for WWF in Hong Kong being a key advocate for the establishment of the first marine parks there. She was a Producer and the BBC Natural History Unit and a lead member of the BBC’s diving team, producing and directing underwater sequences since the first days of filming on Blue Planet. Disappointed in the lack of conservation messages in BBC films, she left in 2008 to work independently to focus on plastic in the ocean, she produced, A Plastic Ocean, the award-winning Netflix documentary.  She founded the charity, Ocean Generation, to continue the legacy of the film through education and outreach programmes which are now expanding to address wider ocean issues.​
Ocean Generation | UK Charity No. 1139843

Contact Us

We are happy to hear your feedback, ideas or partnership opportunities. Just contact us via the button below.

Marvin, or Taras will reply within 1-3 days to your request.

Our Organization

Our head office is in Berlin, Germany. However, our team is distributed globally in the US, Germany, Poland, UK, South Africa, Indonesia, and Ukraine.
OceanHero GmbH
Chausseestr. 108
c/o Burman
10115 Berlin
Germany

Commercial Register: HRB 210008

Represented by:
Marvin Burman