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 as partners in the development of a global campaign to influence policy, behaviors and business decisions in favor of healthy oceans free of plastic waste.
Following this MOU, Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF) will team up with UpGyres participating in the 1) prevention of plastic from entering the oceans and 2) in the promotion and development of mitigation solutions and innovation to address existing marine plastic garbage.
About Plastic Oceans Foundation
Dedicated to raising awareness on issues stemming from marine plastic, Plastic Oceans Foundation emphasizes the interaction between humans and the ocean. By 2020, we aim to transform how consumers, governments, and businesses view, use, and dispose of plastic. Plastic Oceans Foundation is developing a portfolio of film and media, exhibitions, performances, and experiences to raise awareness, educate, and engage audiences across the globe. Our 20/20 goals are to have plastic classified globally as hazardous in the ocean. To learn more about POF, please visit: http://www.plasticoceans-hk.org/