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ZShips has a new web home

Z Ships International Community Contribution Company Ltd. Zero Fuel, Zero Fuel Costs, Zero Emission, 100% renewable energy retrofits and new builds of marine vehicles. We are inviting leaders like you to champion and support our 100% renewable approach. December 6, 2017: ZShips International CCC Ltd launches its own Website

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How you drinking more tap water has an effect on everyone

Featured Image Photo Credit: Mark Rourke / Associated Press By Molly Connell with contributions by Jose Luis Gutierrez-Garcia Modern and conventional plastics are made from oil and gas. Oil and gas derived plastic will never degrade naturally, once produced it will always be present on Earth or Ocean in one way or another. One million […]

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ZShips member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

Z Ships International Community Contribution Company Ltd. Zero Fuel, Zero Fuel Costs, Zero Emission, 100% renewable energy retrofits and new builds of marine vehicles. November 24, 2017: ZShips International CCC Ltd becomes a member of the World Alliance established by the Solar Impulse Foundation for Efficient, Clean, and Profitable solutions to protect the environment

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OMG partners with UpGyres

UpGyres’ Plastic Smog Emissions Closed Loop System secures the support of One More Generation (OMG). This strategic partnership is in line with UpGyres goal to engage youth in UpGyres mission, vision, goals and work. OMG was founded in 2009 by 8 year old Carter Ries and his 7 year old sister Olivia Ries. Now the […]

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UpGyres at WEAR 2016

  On November 1 and 2, UpGyres was presenter and panellist on Material Futures: Innovation in Textiles at the 2016 World Ethical Apparel Roundtable, Canada’s Sustainable Business Conference for the Apparel & Textile Industry. UpGyres presentation on recovering microfibres from wastewater discharges and utilizing them as raw materials was received warmly and positively. By their […]

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UpGyres at Our Ocean Conference 2016

On September 15 and 16, UpGyres presented the Plastic Smog Closed Loop System at Our Ocean, an invitation-only Conference organized and hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Watch the presentation here.

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UpGyres Winner at 2016 Think Beyond Plastic Competition

“UpGyres has developed an innovative, bold and pragmatic approach to one of the greatest challenges of plastic pollution, discharge of micro plastic particles (fibres and beads) into the ocean. We are very excited to welcome them into the 2016 Beyond Plastic Accelerator cohort.” Daniella Russo Dimitrova, CEO, Think Beyond Plastic Competition News Release – UpGyres […]

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Congratulations Canada! As of June 29-2016, the Canadian government has listed microbeads as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This means action can now be taken to ban them in Canada and get them off our shelves for good. Thank you to Maria Westerbos from Beat the Microbead for spearheading such […]

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UpGyres receives donation from Ecole internationale du Mont-Bleu

Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres) is pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the international middle school École internationale du Mont-Bleu in Gatineau Québec. The Mont-Blue students decided to take action and organize a pizza lunch at school to raise money for UpGyres’ cause.   École internationale du Mont-Bleu supports UpGyres work […]

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In January 2016, UpGyres invited manufacturers of personal care products across Canada to add their products to the ZERO database and to proudly display the ZERO logo on their packaging and promotional materials. Plastic free products are included in the new ZERO category of the Beat the Microbead website and app. In April 2016, the Beat […]

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