World Oceans Day June 8th
“Science World is excited to partner with Upcycle the Gyres Society for World Oceans Day, June 8th, where we will be sifting through beach sand samples from all over Metro Vancouver looking for micro plastic pieces. Together, we aim to raise awareness on plastics in our oceans and on our beaches and engage with our visitors to promote caring for our environment. Our efforts for the day will be handed over to Upcycle the Gyres Society to upcycle into useable oil.”
-Paul Botha, Science World Program Specialist.
Coming this October:
Plastic comes out of the ocean – Plastic goes into a machine – Plastic turns into clean fuel
Upcycle the Gyres in association, partnership and collaboration with; and the support of:read more
Upcycle the Gyres Society (UPGYRES) aims to:
Stop plastic from getting into the ocean! – By promoting the reduction, reuse, recycling, and upcycling of plastic waste on land
Clean the ocean! – By sustainably recovering marine plastic pollution and transforming it into revenue streams
Upcycle: Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality and/or a higher environmental value.
Gyres: Large systems of rotating ocean currents where stable waters create a roundup of floating items including garbage, i.e. convergence zones for plastic pollution.
Upcycle the Gyres aims to transform marine plastic pollution suspended in the circular oceanic currents into materials and products of high environmental value.
Upcycle the Gyres Society 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