Recover Ocean Plastic | UPGYRES

Recover Ocean Plastic

Projects | Arctic | Educate | Prevent | Recover Ocean Plastic | Z Ships

Photocredit: Hortense Le Calvez & Mathieu Goussin

RECOVER MICRO, MESO AND MACRO PLASTIC RESOURCES FROM THE GLOBAL OCEAN

WHY: We can recover Ocean Plastics floating on the surface and in the water column of the circular oceanic currents and convert it into valuable feedstock, raw materials and finished products.

WHAT: Regenerative Oceanic Biomimetic Robots – ROBiots.

HOW: Biomimetic, bio-intelligent submersible robots locate, track and extract plastic waste floating on the surface and deep in the water column. ROBiots bring back the recovered plastic resource to Floating, Eco-Processing, Storage, Offloading vessels (FEPSOvs) at high-seas where it is sorted, studied and processed (upcycled/recycled). Finished value-added products are then transferred to supply vessels for transport to market.

The Problem

WE EAT OUR OWN PLASTIC WASTE!

According to scientists, there are 5 trillion pieces of waste plastic weighing 269,000 metric tons or 269 million kilos or 593 million pounds floating on the surface and in the water column of the world’s oceans.

Marine life ingests these plastics and perish.

Fish ingest plastic and end up on our plates.

The Solution

UpGyres has created an integrative approach to RECOVER, manage, treat and upcycle plastic waste from the oceans.

UpGyres is designing and developing the technology, equipment, and methodology to rescue plastic resources from the surface and deep in the water column of the global ocean with bio-intelligent, biomimetic robots.

Regenerative Oceanic Biomimetic Robotics (ROBiotics), a for-profit spinoff, Community Contribution Company that creates Integrated Ecosystems of technological solutions to extract and transform oceanic plastic deposits. 

ROBiotics will integrate oceanic plastic harvesting with ZShips zero-emission, zero-fuel, sea-to-port transport.

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Projects | Arctic | Educate | Prevent | Recover Ocean Plastic | Z Ships

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  • José Luis Gutiérrez-García
  • Co-Founder and Project Director
  • joseluis@upgyres.org
  • (01) + 604.984.4327
  • 1.877.580.9725