How does OCG make money?
Every-time you search the web using our search engine, you will be shown advertisements relevant to your search query. For example: searching for the word “sports gear” will result in adverts from sport gear providers. These companies pay for the ads, OCG gets a portion of this.
Is OCG's search partner, Bing, CO2-neutral?
Yes. In May 2012, Microsoft made a commitment to make their operations carbon-neutral, which also includes their search Bing. Read more about Microsoft’s efforts concerning environmental sustainability here.
Where do OCG's search results come from?
OCG’s search results and search ads are powered by Microsoft Bing. Bing is Microsoft’s own search and it was launched in June 2009. Bing is the second largest search engine in the US, after Google.
How to add OCG to Safari on iOS (iPad/iPhone)
The best way to use OCG as your regular search engine, is to create an icon for it on your home screen. It is very simple:
Step 1: Go to ocg.org
Step 2: Click on the share icon
Step 3: Click on “Add to Home Screen”
What does it mean to be a social business?
OCG’s business model is non-profit. We invest 100% all our earnings into expanding our cleanup operations worldwide.
As a social business, it is OCG’s main objective to contribute to an environmental and social cause. Instead of focusing on maximizing our profit, our goal is to make sure 100% of the money we earn is spent to collect ocean-bound plastic.
What consists of a OCG cleanup crew?
OCG deploys management in countries that are having difficulties managing the inflow of plastic into their oceans and rivers.
We train, educate and employ only from local communities. Each crew consist of managers, team leaders, boat captains, transport staff and 7-20 cleanup staff.
We have several cleanup crews throughout 4 countries.
Revenue from our search engine enables to us to expand our crew and therefore the amount of plastic we remove daily.
What do you do with the plastic you collect?
Every day our cleanup crews are cleaning the ocean and coastlines. During each cleanup we remove a significant amount of plastic.
Plastic is washed down, arranged and sorted by type of plastic (PET, HDPE, PVC, PP & PS)
Once organized, the plastic is transported to one of warehouses throughout South East Asia.
OCG partners with local recycling and sustainable groups to dispose of the plastic in the most effective way. Methods include; Turning plastic into fuel, bricks for houses, clothing, products for resale and many others.
We are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to recycle and reuse.
How much plastic have you removed?
OCG was founded in December, 2019. We’re a new orgnization, but expanding our capabilities and social impact rapidly.
As of writing, we’ve removed over 25,000 pound of plastic. As we progress, we’ll be releasing daily reports on our operations and accurate numbers on plastic removed.
We’re committing to being 100% transparent, that means we also release monthly reports on our finances.