Facing (and Fixing) Our Plastic Problem

Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute has devoted his life to studying the staggering quantity of plastic that floats in the world’s oceans. He’s also trying to get the world to pay attention to it–sometimes in surprising ways. Learn more about Eriksen’s work in my profile for Science News.

Most of the plastic in the world's oceans are small fragments like these, fished from the water of the South Atlantic. (Credit: Jody Lemmon)
Most of the plastic in the world’s oceans are small fragments like these pieces, fished from the waters of the South Atlantic. (Credit: Jody Lemmon)
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