The 5 Gyres Institute
The 5 Gyres Institute, for a planet free of plastic pollution, is a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the issue of plastics in the world’s oceans, and engaging communities in systemic change. In 2011, 5 Gyres completed the first global survey of plastic marine pollution, finding evidence of plastic across all 5 subtropical “gyres”, oceanic current systems where plastic waste accumulates. In addition to contaminating precious marine ecosystems, plastic waste threatens wildlife, and poses risks to human health as toxic chemicals from plastic enter the food chain we depend on. Utilizing scientific findings, 5 Gyres engages corporate partners, policymakers, and the general public to reduce plastic pollution by improving product design, recovery systems, and individual responsibility for plastic waste.
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Chemical recycling isn’t the solution the world has been looking for to overcome the plastic crisis and it poses an… https://t.co/Vh5H3NU07m
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Carapac developed a flexible packaging alternative made from crustacean waste that breaks down within 90 days (with… https://t.co/q2ZrZGRsTv
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RT @natracare: Every little thing helps 💚 #PlasticFreeJuly https://t.co/ALzVC5k2X2
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