UpGyres – short for Upcycle the Gyres – is on a mission to make the ocean a plastic-free zone.
UpGyres works to:
Stop plastic from getting into the ocean! – By promoting to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, rethink and upcycle plastic waste on land
Clean the ocean! – By sustainably recovering marine plastic pollution and transforming it into revenue streams
Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) was registered and incorporated as a not-for profit organization on June 27, 2012 in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
- Certificate Number S/59980
- Business Number 811094507BC0001
Brajendra Kumar Sharma (center) a senior research scientist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the U. of I., with research chemist Dheeptha Murali (left) and process chemist Jennifer Deluhery, converted plastic shopping bags into diesel fuel. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-plastic-bags-fine-diesel-fuel.html#jCp
Guy Lane is an eco-entrepreneur, innovator in the world of carbon and sustainability and author of Intervene.
Today, the living systems on Earth are being bled-out through the collective actions of all humans.
No one is deliberately trying to destroy the planet, but it is happening anyway, as a result of our energy and material consumption and how we grow and transport our food.
The Parratheans, an advanced extraterrestrial race have observed that planet Earth is dying so they send a space Agent to intervene.
The telling of the Intervene story invites the asking of the Intervene question: what if we don’t wait for a spaceman to drop to earth to get us moving? What if the humans Intervened ourselves? What would we do? Philip Sutton, co-author Climate Code Red
Purchase a copy of Guy Lane’s book Intervene here and help support UpGyres to remove waste plastics from the oceans, beaches and rivers.
UpGyres’ work is about innovation and supporting innovation.
Bitcoin is a secure and anonymous digital currency alternative to other donation methods. We are excited to accept bitcoins as part of our fundraising efforts.
Transforming Plastic Pollution to Clean the Oceans
UpGyres – short for Upcycle the Gyres – is on a mission to make the ocean a plastic-free zone. We are:
- Developing means to clean up plastics from the beaches and intercept them at rivers before they reach the ocean.
- Creating plastic harvesting equipment to remove plastic waste from the high-seas.
- Implementing ways to turn marine plastic pollution into a resource to make cleaning the oceans financially sustainable.
In the meantime, we rely on the public and businesses to help fund our work.