From 5 Gyres <[email protected]>
Subject "Science to Solutions" in Action!
Date August 10, 2022 4:04 PM
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Dear Friends of 5 Gyres,

As you probably know, our motto is "science to solutions". At our core, we use research and data to work toward viable, scalable solutions that address the plastic crisis. This month's newsletter highlights a few current projects that bring this motto to life -- collecting microfibers from the air we breathe, a cleanup that spurred a coalition, and even a community science project that YOU can volunteer for!

Thank you for continuing to support science to solutions!

- Team 5 Gyres


Our Plastic Air project is underway! Our Director of Science, Lisa, and Science Intern, Lucinda, traveled to San Francisco to kick off the research, which aims to better understand microfiber sources. Using biomimicry as inspiration, our team set up nearly 100 samplers at a dozen sites to collect microfibers traveling through the air.

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Following TrashBlitz Austin ([link removed]) , we've been working on the ground to use the cleanup data to work toward solutions. Along with Into the Sea and Inland Ocean Coalition, we launched the Austin Reuse Coalition ([link removed]) to support waste reduction solutions for a clean and healthy community. Last week, we celebrated the coalition launch with a kickoff meeting and event in Austin!
Read the TrashBlitz Austin Report ([link removed])
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Want to explore national parks AND participate in community science? Make your summer trip count by helping us collect data ([link removed]) on plastic pollution! Plus, you'll have a chance to win Jack Johnson concert tickets and an America the Beautiful annual pass. Spread the message anytime, anywhere with our new Klean Kanteen x Plastic-Free National Parks tumbler ([link removed]) !

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Start the school year plastic-free!
Ditch the ziploc bags and plastic utensils. Send your little ones to school on the right foot with plastic-free foodware. Enjoy 25% off back-to-school items at the 5 Gyres Shop ([link removed]) through August 31.
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