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We’ve identified the top 20 plastic products & packaging that pollute U.S. watersheds and unraveled the misinformation surrounding bioplastics with the publication of our BAN List 2.0!


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results are in: 18th expedition

Results are in from #5GyresExpedition2018 in Bali, Indonesia. Check out the data from 16 beach clean ups and 42 ocean trawls. And follow #5GyresExpedition2018 and #5GFieldNotes on Instagram. Our local NGO partners are part of the Zero Waste Cities movement pushing for circular solutions to the region’s waste and plastic pollution problems.

FIND SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS

Are "compostable" and “biodegradable” plant-based plastics the next generation of greenwashing? Get the skinny with our Better Alternatives Now List. We also name the top 20 single-use plastic items polluting U.S. waterways and the brands responsible - not to shame them, just give them a nudge to clean up their plastic act.

 

learn about waste colonialism

#5GyresAmbassador Dr. Max Liboiron spells out how waste colonialism negatively affects indigenous people and their land. Western nations sending recycling to S.E. Asian countries is a prime example – outsourcing responsibility for the burgeoning single-use plastic trash we don’t want to deal with domestically.

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track litter with litterati

5 Gyres needs you. There’s an exciting new science initiative in the works that’ll need all citizen scientists. Your mission: Download the Litterati app and start tracking the trash you find every day in your environment. We’ll let you in on the big picture soon. But know your training for 5 Gyres’ new upstream solution to plastic pollution has officially begun!

Pledge to REFUSE single-use polystyrene products!

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

 

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