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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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CANADIAN LAW MICROPLASTICS ARE TOXIC

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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UpGyres certifies GREEN BEAVER as 100% GUARATEED FREE OF MICRO PLASTICS INSIDE

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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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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