The mission of 5 Gyres is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.
To understand the impact of plastic pollution they study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them. Together with partners like the Quiksilver Foundation, the 5 gyres crew can organize research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew. To communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution, they share their findings through multimedia outlets and peer-reviewed publications. These include print and television media, websites and blogs, lectures and school outreach, and a traveling exhibition about plastic pollution to museums, science centers and aquariums. To eliminate plastic pollution they employ strategies that work. To stop the flow of plastic to the sea, the 5 gyres team advocates new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education. Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.
Thru our partnership with 5 Gyres, we hope to find better solutions to the current plastic applications in our products.
For more information please visit: www.5gyres.org