5 Gyres Institute

The mission of 5 Gyres Insitute is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. Other organizations may use the materials featured here for non-commercial purposes, provided appropriate credit is given.

Microbeads from personal care products

This excellent infographic shows how microplastics found in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste get into the ocean


What are the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution?

Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute answers the question, "What are the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution?" in this conversational two-minute video