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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RT @yashar: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87. May her memory be a blessing to her family, friends, colleagues, and those who look…
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NEW SCIENCE OUT TODAY: Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution.… https://t.co/cNbcIU5FVf
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RT @PetrelStation: We wanted to know how much impact global commitments would reduce #plasticpollution - Our Ocean Commitments, G7 Plastics…
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RT @PetrelStation: The basic premise is that if a piece of plastic is littered next to a river, there is a high probability that it will en…
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RT @PetrelStation: To estimate the amount of #plasticpollution that enters rivers, lakes & oceans, we made a model that predicts the propor…
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RT @PetrelStation: We used country level waste generation data (e.g kgs of waste per person and the proportion of plastic in the waste stre…
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A new study in @ScienceMagazine shows we will be adding 36-90 Million Tonnes of plastic into rivers, lakes & oceans… https://t.co/13gPGQXOBB
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Happy to have worked with this amazing team! https://t.co/zOhH7K7EGf
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Today our Director of Science & Innovation, Marcus Eriksen is one of the co-authors on a new study showing that pla… https://t.co/1G8OtZ2sGk
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"South Australia’s laws mean that selling, supplying or distributing a “prohibited plastic product” will be illegal… https://t.co/NM8UMbdBCH
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"By the year’s end, a ban in China will take effect on the production and sale of disposable foamed plastic tablewa… https://t.co/lRMMJmYlcn
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