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LA friends, we are hosting a DIY scrub party in Santa Monica next week. Come swap your plastic microbead beauty products + learn how to make your coffee face scrub.
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Repost from @lets_talktrash. #albatross #plasticpollution #letstalktrash #protectwhatyoulove
5 Gyres is here in Qatar with the @thefilmhouse crew to document plastic in the Gulf of Arabia and to also collect sea surface samples with our trawl. Today we drove to the north shore of Qatar and found their version of a Junk Beach. Seems like every country has one with all the usual suspects - single use plastics + pellets.
The crew hopes to raise awareness with a target campaign to reduce some of the incoming waste. A Nurdle Bill, might be a good start, perhaps modeled after California's successful AB 258. Around the world we're seeing organizations sharing strategies, pushing for policy change in the wake of industry efforts to avoid responsibility. Stay tuned for more.
What did you do this weekend? Our Executive Director, Dr. Marcus Eriksen is traveling the coastlines of The Gulf doing research in Quatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
We are still sharing innovative companies leading on #NextLevelRecycling. @indosole is upcycling tires and creating soles of shoes with the materials. It's not waste unless it's wasted.
Check out our friends @bureo who make awesome skateboards + sunglasses out of 100% recycled fishing lines. It's not waste unless you waste it. #nextlevelupcycling #americarecyclesday #bureo #upcycle #upcycled #skateboards #nextlevel