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Marcus Eriksen

Marcus Eriksen

Co-Founder, 5 Gyres Institute
Marcus Eriksen is the Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. He studies the global distribution and ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, which has included expeditions sailing through all 5 subtropical gyres, Bay of Bengal, Southern Ocean and inland lakes and rivers, most recently publishing the first global estimate of plastic pollution floating in the world’s oceans, totalling 270,000 metric tons from 5.25 trillion particles.

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