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2015 Clean Up the Oceans Concert

The first ever Concert to Clean Up the Oceans took place on Saturday July 4, 2015 from 12 to 8 PM at the Prospect Point Picnic Site in Stanley Park. Vancouver B.C. Canada.

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Our Oceans Challenge selects UpGyres’ Z Ships Idea

5 September 2014, Vancouver, Canada – UpGyres today announces that the organization’s idea Zero Emissions – Zero Waste Fishing Vessels has been selected as one of the final sixteen business concepts which will receive support from Our Oceans Challenge partner coalition. We believe your idea contributes to our mission to use our oceans in a […]

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Plastic Oceans Foundation Enters into MOU with UpGyres

Photocredit: Jordan McRae 30 August 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) on a mission to make the oceans a plastic free zone, today announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Plastic Oceans; a global Foundation dedicated to the health and well-being of the world’s oceans, aiming to engage […]

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Inventor Roy Wagner Joins Upcycle the Gyres Consortium

Photocredit: Dieter Tracey –Marine Photo Bank 29 July 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) is pleased to announce that Roy Wagner has joined the consortium to design, model and develop zero emissions propulsion for marine plastic collection Bio-Robots and Floating Eco-Research Upcycling Facilities FERUFs. Mr. Wagner is an expert on renewable energy, […]

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Dr. Jindong Liu Joins Upcycle the Gyres Consortium

Photocredit: Jordan McRae 6 July 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) is pleased to announce that PhD Doctor Jindong Liu has joined the consortium to design, model and develop UpGyres marine plastic collection Bio-Robot. Dr. Liu is research associate at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London where he works […]

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TerraCycle and UpGyres partner to Utilize Microplastic Waste

Photocredit: Jordan McRae 26 June 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) and TerraCycle Inc. are pleased to announce that they are working together to design, develop, and implement a zero-waste system for laundry machine lint recovery and reutilization. Scientists have discovered that household washing machines and dryers are a major source of […]

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Lizette Smook Joins UpGyres as Adviser

Photocredit: Living Oceans Society 23 May, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Smook to our Board as Upcycling and Blue Supply Chain Adviser. Lizette joins UpGyres from Hong Kong. Ms. Smook is CEO at Innovasians Ltd Hong Kong and Innovasians Global Ltd. A veteran of […]

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Biomimicry 3.8 and UpGyres Team Up

Photocredit: Cheryl King 26 April 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) and Biomimicry 3.8 are pleased to announce that they are working together to design, model and develop UpGyres marine plastic collection equipment. Biomimicry 3.8 is the global leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training, and educational program and curricula development. Their […]

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free d graphics PLM and UpGyres Join Skills

Photocredit: Cheryl King 10 April 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) and free d graphics the PLM Company are pleased to announce that they are teaming up to design, model, develop, and prototype UpGyres marine plastic collection equipment in the 3D environment for visualization and simulation. This collaborative agreement supports UpGyres ongoing […]

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ISE and UpGyres Partner to Create Recovery Solutions

Photocredit: Donna Paul–Marine Photo Bank 27 February 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) and International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle to a long-term strategic partnership to design, model, develop, prototype and produce mission specific custom robotic systems to be used for the profitable, safe and sustainable recovery […]

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