and some updates within textiles, single-use plastics, and beauty
Dear Friends of 5 Gyres,
We are coming off of a productive trip to South Korea where our team shared science and discussed solutions at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) and Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP). The conversations and progress made at these global meetings left us feeling inspired and hopeful for the future of our collective work toward a planet free of plastic pollution.
At 7IMDC, we introduced our sector-based approach to addressing plastic pollution. By considering the various industries in which plastic is used, like textiles, agriculture, and car tires, we can work toward more effective solutions. (Learn more about the sectors of plastic pollution in Season 2 of Trash Academy! ([link removed]) )
We'll be publishing a newsroom article ([link removed]) with our key takeaways from the conference, so stay tuned for more 7IMDC and GESAMP updates soon!
SETTING SAIL FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Are you a sustainability leader in the textile sector? We're joining Materevovle on the high seas to discuss the intersection of textile sustainability and oceans -- and you can come with us! Attendees will learn about microfiber pollution and ways to get involved in furthering research and solutions. Learn more and buy tickets here ([link removed]) .
DRUMROLL... THE NATIONAL PARK DATA IS IN!
That's a wrap on our Plastic-Free Parks ([link removed]) community science project! More than 14,000 pieces of trash were submitted from 44 sites around the country, from Kenai Fjords National Park to Cuyahoga National Park -- and even the Northern Mariana Islands! Our team is analyzing the data and preparing to publish the final report on November 1.
ICYMI: More 5 Gyres News
* Only three more days to double your impact! Simply make a donation ([link removed]) , select Jack Johnson on the "How did you hear about 5 Gyres?" prompt, and your gift will be doubled, thanks to the Johnson Ohana Foundation!
* Our co-founders are excited to join Outdoor Media Summit ([link removed]) this month to deliver the opening keynote and reveal findings from the Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz.
* Join us in welcoming our new 1% for the Planet ([link removed]) partner, Doctor Rogers ([link removed]) ! Stay tuned for future conversations about the challenges in reducing plastic within the beauty sector and possible solutions.
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