Photocredit: Hortense Le Calvez & Mathieu Goussin
8 January 2014, Vancouver, Canada – Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) announces that it has successfully secured sponsorship from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) to investigate Energy Recovery from discarded Plastics in Remote Communities on the West Coast of British Columbia.
This is the second time that CPIA sponsors UpGyres’ work.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is pleased to announce its sponsorship assistance to UpGyres for the reduction of marine litter in Canada.
CPIA is supporting UpGyres to conduct a feasibility study for recovering plastics for conversion into a low emissions fuel for use.
José Luis Gutiérrez-García, Project Director at UpGyres said: “This feasibility study can be used as a blueprint for remote communities all along the West Coast of Canada and coastlines worldwide.”
“CPIA, a signatory to the Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter, is committed to continued efforts in Canada to reduce marine litter. We look forward to working with UpGyres to add value to existing and new opportunities for expanding the recovery of plastics. The Canadian plastics industry has a dozen projects complete or in progress to further recycling and recovery opportunities to reduce plastics entering the marine environment. We invite all Canadians to visit www.plastics.ca/EnvironmentalSustainability/marinelitter to learn more about the plastics industry initiatives for the protection of our seas and oceans”, says Cathy Cirko, Vice President CPIA.