Print OEM Epson has partnered with non-profit organisation The 5 Gyres Institute to raise awareness of plastic pollution and identify solutions for customers to reduce plastics in their work and home.
5 Gyres is a leader in the global movement against plastic pollution with nearly 15 years of expertise in scientific research and engagement on this issue. The team leads research to drive upstream solutions, vet innovation, and support good policy measures that address the many sources of this type of pollution.
Through the partnership, Epson will support 5 Gyres solutions-focused research in 2023 by investigating the environmental fate and toxicity of bioplastics, determining the release of nano- and microplastics from everyday items, and assessing novel materials in waste management streams, including compost.
“At Epson, we are dedicated to being part of the solution when it comes to taking care of our world,” said Kendra Jones, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer at Epson America. “This partnership will help us learn from the experts and inspire Epson and our customers to further reduce our plastic footprint.”
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