How 5Gyres Supports a Strawless Ocean
Support 5Gyres and a Strawless Ocean
Pledge to go #foamfree by avoiding polystyrene products, then share this commitment with your community.
About the Campaign
In March of 2017, 5 Gyres launched the #foamfree Action Campaign. Designed to raise awareness about polystyrene products — from Styrofoam cups to polystyrene lids, cutlery and straws — and connect visitors with bans in their communities (as well as the tools they need to start one), the campaign features a tongue-in-cheek take on the issue delivered through the #topless4oceans video (click play on the video above!), in which influencers like David Stover of Bureo Skateboards and sports broadcaster Angela Sun from the Oakland A’s challenge viewers to “go topless” by refusing a polystyrene lid. #foamfree also serves to raise awareness about preemptive legislation, the state-wide bans on restriction of plastic containers—such as polystyrene and plastic bags—that have been implemented in eight states since 2015.