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Creating Solutions To Plastic Pollution at Texas State University

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Guest Post by: Maddie Morgan (M.S in Sustainability), Rory Foster (M.A. in Sustainability), and Samuel Long (B.S. Economics)   As concerned students with a shared passion for the environment, we have teamed up with 5 Gyres Institute to identify major plastic pollution sources within the San Marcos community and to understand how we might be able [...]

Viking Gyre Video Crew Search Contest Is Live!!

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  ENTER HERE!!    The 5 Gyres Institute And Sponsors Announce: The Viking Gyre Video Crew Search Contest To Join A Plastic Pollution Research Expedition To The North Atlantic Gyre Summer 2014 SANTA MONICA, CA.  Have you ever wanted to join an expedition to see firsthand a so-called ‘Plastic Ocean Garbage Patch’?  The 5 Gyres [...]

Students Collect Microplastic Data for 5 Gyres’ Plastic Beach Project

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Marin Academy students catching on quickly on how to sieve for microplastics Recently, we’ve had an incredible amount of interest around The Plastic Beach Project, our citizen science program focusing on microplastic (1mm to 2.5cm) research on California beaches. Last week, 5 Gyres staff met two groups of high school students from Marin Academy High School participating [...]

Archer students take on Starbucks lids – a start!

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  A few months ago, one of our wonderful volunteers Jessica Encell gave a presentation at the Archer School for Girls, and clearly made an impression! Following her talk, a group of Archer students chose plastics as their class project for Environmental Science, focusing on Polystyrene lids from Starbucks coffee cups – and learned some [...]

5 Gyres Partners With Tulane Law School To Create Dedicated Law Journal For Plastic Pollution

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(Guest Post By Lisa Kaas Boyle, 5 Gyres Board Member and Legal Advisor) You could call it a match made in petrochemical heaven. 5 Gyres Institute, the nation’s leading science and policy based institute dedicated to eradicating plastic pollution has paired with Tulane Law School, home to one of the nation’s strongest environmental law programs, [...]

Join 5 Gyres and HDX mix for a special screening of Plastic Paradise!

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  If you haven’t yet seen Angela Sun’s amazing and powerful film Plastic Paradise, Feb. 24th is your chance! There are still tickets available here for the February 24th screening in Santa Ana, followed immediately by a Q+A with filmmaker Angela Sun, 5 Gyres Co-Founder Anna Cummins, HDX Mix CEO and 5 Gyres Board Member [...]

Round 2: 5 Gyres Introduces Legislation With CA’s Assemblyman Richard Bloom To Ban Plastic Microbeads

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My my what a busy week. As we reported earlier this week, 5 Gyres announced legislation to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads in New York. Strategically, it was our goal to get several states to introduce our legislation concurrently, and we’re pleased to announce that this legislation will be introduced on the Left [...]