Live Chat With Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Anna Cummins Of 5Gyres

Courtesy of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, California.

On Friday May 22nd from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm California time, Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins will discuss their work on Zoom.

Marcus Eriksen is Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder of 5Gyres, an organization dedicated to empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. Dr. Eriksen has led expeditions around the world to research plastic marine pollution, co-publishing the first global estimate and the discovery of plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes, which led to the federal Microbead-free Waters Act of 2015.

He and his wife, Anna Cummins, began 5 Gyres with an 88-day journey from California to Hawaii on the Junk Raft, built from 15,000 plastic bottles. Earlier, Dr. Eriksen had rafted the Mississippi River, writing about the river and his experience as a Marine in the 1991 Gulf War in the book, My River Home.

His second book, Junk Raft: An ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution recalls the rise of the plastic pollution movement, growing steadily today.

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