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by on May 20, 2021

Marcus Eriksen is the Research Director and Co-Founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. Having sailed around the world, he researches the global distribution and ecological impacts of plastic pollution- publishing the first global estimate of all plastic of all sizes floating in the world’s oceans. Today Eriksen’s research is focused on helping consumer brands and municipalities worldwide to understand the systems and sources of plastic pollution in their region, then driving preventative strategies to stop the flow of plastic from land to sea.

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