About UpGyres

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
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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:

  1. Developing means to clean up plastics from the beaches and intercept them at rivers before they reach the ocean.
  2. Creating plastic harvesting equipment to remove plastic waste from the high-seas.
  3. 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.

We are offering PERKS in exchange for your FUNDING DONATIONS.
Please browse our website to learn more and your donation will be gratefully received.
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