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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

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.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Recently, our community asked California legislators to vote down AB 2921, a bill that would have strangled our chances to ban polystyrene plastic in the United States. After some nail-biting days, the bill was killed! Stay in the fight by taking the Nix the 6 pledge

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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