Anna Cummins – What to Do with 5.25 Trillion Particles of Plastic Smog?

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Executive Director Anna Cummins and her husband Marcus Eriksen co-founded The 5 Gyres Institute, dedicated to engaging people in policy and design solutions to end the global threat of plastic pollution. Our oceans are steadily filling with plastic – 5.25 trillion particles globally. In this talk, Anna shares how she co-founded 5 Gyres to explore plastic on a global level, and leverage their science to drive solutions. Recent 5 Gyres findings are driving a nation ban on a previously unknown source of pollution – microbeads – lurking in many of our personal care products.

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