How Much Plastic Is There In The World's Oceans?

How Much Plastic Is There In The World’s Oceans?

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5 Gyres’ Dr. Marcus Eriksen was finally able to answer how much plastic has been dumped into the world’s oceans after 6 years of research and over 50,000 nautical miles of research through some extremely tough conditions.

On December 10th, our All Gyres Paper will be released by the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

This paper is the most comprehensive study to date, and marks a major scientific accomplishment for understanding the scope of plastic pollution in our shared oceans. It will serve as the foundation for our organization to continue to drive plastic pollution solutions
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Upon the paper’s release, 5 Gyres’ Dr. Marcus Eriksen will be doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) for the global community to ask him questions about the staggering findings of the paper. Join @5gyres Dr. Marcus Eriksen for a @redditAMA (Ask Me Anything) on December 10th at 3 pm New York time here.

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