UPGYRES | Plastic-Free Oceans

Upcycle the Gyres


On a mission to make the ocean a plastic-free zone.


About Our Organization

UpGyres will be instrumental in the design, construction, and operation of new equipment and technology to harvest oceanic plastic and Floating Eco Research-Upcycling Facilities to transform plastic waste into resource and revenue streams at high seas.

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UpGyres informs industries, businesses, schools, governments, communities and individuals that plastic is too valuable to waste and that it does not belong in the ocean.

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UpGyres and its partners are at the research and development stage for recovering waste microfibres from washing machine effluent. We support the banning of microplastics as ingredient in consumer products.

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Recover Ocean Plastic

In 2013, UpGyres' partners recovered over two tonnes of marine plastic from the shorelines of Northern Vancouver Island. We used 200 kilos as feedstock to convert into crude plastioil.

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