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5GYRES

5Gyres is an organization whose mission is to conduct research, communicate, and raise awareness about the global impact of plastic pollution in the oceans worldwide, using strategies to eliminate the accumulation of waste.

Ocean currents carry the plastic objects thrown into the sea and accumulate them in 5 big "circles" ("gyres"). The damage that plastic does to the natural environment is immense.

The 5 Gyres team collects samples of the oceans surface to quantify the mass, size, color and type of plastic pollution floating in the gyres. They also collect fish to study the ingestion of microplastic particles.

Plastic pollution is our responsibility. It's mandatory to take immediate action and to educate in order to to prevent further damage!

        

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