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UpGyres receives donation from the BCSLA

On April 2, 2016; the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects awards Upcycle the Gyres Society with a collective donation from the Key Note Speakers at the 2016 Conference Shifting Currents; Rethinking our Relationships with Water. Transcript of the speech to thank the BCSLA  by Upcycle the Gyres Project Director Jose Luis Gutierrez-Garcia: “The purpose of Upcycle […]

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UpGyres is September’s member profile on Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada members are charities and non-profits working to serve and engage communities in Canada and around the world. Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community — to ensure that charities and non-profits continue to play a […]

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Canadian Government to ban microbeads in personal care products

Since 2013, Upcycle the Gyres Society has been a driving force pushing for a ban of micro plastic beads in cosmetic and toiletries in Canada. On 30 July, 2015; the Canadian government announced that microbeads will be banned nationwide. This process will begin with adding microbeads to Canada’s List of Toxic Substances which allows for […]

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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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