UpGyres – short for Upcycle the Gyres Society – is on a mission to make the ocean a plastic-free zone.
UpGyres works to:
EDUCATE businesses, schools, and individuals that plastic is too valuable to waste and that it does not belong in the ocean.
PREVENT plastic garbage from reaching the ocean – By promoting to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, rethink and upcycle plastic waste on land.
CLEANUP the ocean – By proactively recovering discarded plastics of all sizes at sea and transforming them into resources and 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
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.