5Gyres.org is an organization whose mission is to end plastic pollution in the world’s oceans

1 Nov

Check them out:  5gyres.org

Vision

Their vision is to witness plastic pollution decline in the environment until it is no longer found in the world’s oceans.

Mission

Their mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.

Goals To Reach Mission

To understand the impact of plastic pollution they study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them.

Together with their partners, Pangaea Explorations and Algalita Marine Research Foundation, they organize research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew.

To communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution, they share their findings through multimedia outlets and peer-reviewed publications.  These include print and television media, websites and blogs, lectures and school outreach, and a traveling exhibition about plastic pollution to museums, science centers and aquariums.

To eliminate plastic pollution they employ strategies that work.  To stop the flow of plastic to the sea they  advocate new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education.  Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.

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