Thanks to our friend Jack Johnson, you can double your impact this month! The Johnson Ohana Foundation is matching donations to 5 Gyres through October 15. Make a donation ([link removed]) , select Jack Johnson on the "How did you hear about 5 Gyres?" prompt, and your gift will be doubled!
Donate Now & Double Your Imapct! ([link removed])
Wondering what your donation will support? Putting an end to greenwashing claims, protecting our national parks from single-use plastic, and addressing marine plastic pollution on a global scale. Read on to learn more!
DIGGING UP BIOPLASTICS
After being underground for the last 18 months, our PHA samples were retrieved with a little help from a tractor. This concludes our study to determine the degradability of PHA and other bioplastics in natural environments. Now, we're in the process of analyzing the findings and writing the report. Stay tuned, and check out Better Alternatives 2.0 ([link removed]) for more background!
Our team is crossing the Pacific for 7IMDC ([link removed]) , the world’s longest-running international conference dedicated to the global issue of marine plastic pollution. Afterward, we'll be joining GESAMP WG40 ([link removed]) for more discussion about plastics in the marine environment. Keep an eye on our Twitter ([link removed]) -- our Director of Science & Innovation will share developments as they happen!
LAST CALL FOR NATIONAL PARK DATA
September 30 is the final date to submit data for Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz ([link removed]) ! Thanks to community scientists like YOU, this report will outline top items and brands found across U.S. National Parks to help inform legislation to protect our parks from plastic.
ICYMI: More 5 Gyres News
* From polyvinyl chloride records to polycarbonate CDs, plastic is music's biggest star. Take a journey through the evolution of plastic in the music industry in our latest newsroom article ([link removed]) .
* Plastic is everywhere... but what can you do about it? Watch our Buzzfeed video ([link removed]) to learn how to take action.
* Remy Saves the Sea, and you can too! Drink rosé and support 5 Gyres with our new partner, Bloodroot Wines ([link removed]) .
Copyright © 2022 The 5 Gyres Institute, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up on our website or at an event and because you are awesome.
Our mailing address is:
The 5 Gyres Institute
P.O. Box 5699
Santa Monica, CA 90409
Want to change how you receive these emails?
** Update your preferences ([link removed])
This email was sent to [email protected]
why did I get this? ([link removed]) unsubscribe from this list ([link removed]) update subscription preferences ([link removed])
The 5 Gyres Institute . P.O. Box 5699 . Santa Monica, CA 90409 . USA