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OceanHero is a search a search engine that is devoted to collecting plastics, mostly bottle waste in the oceans.[1] It has been certified by the United Nations (UN) Head of Marine and Freshwater Branch.[1]

OceanHero follows the model of a similar search engine, Ecosia, which finances tree planting. It earns it's revenue like most other search engines by displaying ads on search results. It then uses the revenue generated from ads to finance collecting plastic bottles from oceans located in Southeast Asia.[2] It can also be installed as an extension.[3]

Using OceanHero gives financial support to collect plastic from the oceans.[4][5]

Many people who work for OceanHero are low income people who are paid the revenue from ads on OceanHero's search results. They are paid to remove plastics from their local seas.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "2021 Global Good Awards Finalists".
  2. "What is the OceanHero Search Engine?". 13 December 2019.
  3. "Ocean Hero teams with Plastic Bank to stop ocean plastic". 25 November 2019.
  4. "Saving oceans one click at a time: Search engine lets users recover sea-bound plastic". www.msn.com.
  5. "OceanHero: The Eco-Friendly Search Engine That's Making Waves". 28 April 2020.
  6. "One Solution: OceanHero". 3 January 2021.

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