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The first ever Clean Up the Oceans Concert hosted by UpGyres in July 2015 at Stanley Park made a statement that went beyond raising awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean; it was about what we can achieve together with industry, businesses and individuals and, together, we helped convince the Canadian Government to ban microbeads from consumer products nationwide.




POF Invitation Oct 8, 2014


Australian environmentalist, Tim Silverwood (Take 3) and Canadian adventurer Adrian Midwood (Ocean Ambassadors [and UpGyres Advisor]) are sailing from Sydney to Brisbane this January to raise awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and wildlife.





We are demonstrating a desktop version of the plastic to oil technology at Science World From September 28 to October 27, 2013. In association, partnership and collaboration with; and the support of:







World Oceans Day June 8, 2013

“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.


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