By Olivia Thomas
June 21, 2019

these scientists want you to rethink how you use plastic! | 5Gyres | video short

"...we all got together here today on this boat to look at the distribution of plastics. Microplastics, nanoplastics, in the San Fransisco Bay.  Trying to figure out how much is there and where is it coming from..."

-Marcus Ericksen

Everyone is aware of large plastic pollution, often you pick it up and recycle or throw it away.  There are additional issues, such as small plastics and how to clean up the ocean life that is absorbing them.  5Gyres and Sf Estuary Institute explain in this video short about how they are using science to create the best next steps politically and environmentally.

"@5Gyres and @sfestuaryinstitute have been finding plastic in the San Francisco Bay and are trying to understand how much plastic waste rushes into the ocean after a big rain. Many of these plastics are micro sized and look like food to fish and other sea creatures. There is so much plastic present in our waterways now, that it is considered a major environmental contaminant and toxin."

-from 5Gyres video 

Watch the video short below to learn more about how 5Gyres is conducting science to make change politically and environmentally:

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