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Follow our 18th expedition

#5GyresExpedition2018 is under way in Bali, Indonesia and we can't wait to see what we find. To follow our journey, check out our Instagram page or follow the hashtags #5GyresExpedition2018 and #5GFieldNotes. We're teaming up with local NGOs to find solutions to plastic pollution in this region!

FIND SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS

Are "compostable" and “biodegradable” plant-based plastics the next generation of greenwashing? Our Plastics Better Alternatives Now List seeks to find out. The publication is essential to 5 Gyres science-to-solutions approach to research that drives action on plastic pollution.

 

WATCH ZERO WASTE IN ACTION

Established in collaboration with GAIA, Mother Earth Foundation and YPBB, and supported by the U.S. State Department, our Asia Pacific Action Against Plastic Pollution project aims to reduce plastic pollution in Indonesia and the Philippines, annually preventing 14,000 tons of plastic waste from entering waterways and oceans.

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SEARCH CRITICAL RESEARCH

Want the latest research? Our new Research Hub lets you access the best scientific studies that can drive solutions to plastic pollution. Easy to use, the Hub also showcases a series of Policy Briefs focusing on the worst types of plastic pollution and what we can do about them. Check out our Polystyrene Policy Brief

Pledge to REFUSE single-use polystyrene products!

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RELENTLESSLY PURSUING SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS FOR A PLANET FREE OF PLASTIC POLLUTION

The 5 Gyres Institute was first to research plastic pollution in all five main subtropical gyres and our study identifying plastic microbeads led to the United States federal ban. Our goal is to stop the flow of plastic from source to sea by 2028!

 

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