Upcoming: 5 Gyres Lecture On Plastic Pollution

May 25, 2013

5-gyre-logoThe US-based 5 Gyres Institute has travelled to the five subtropical gyres — including one encompassing the island which the environmental organisation has labelled the “Bermuda Triangle of trash” – where plastic pollution accumulates and impacts marine life, including the fisheries which are harvested to feed the world.

Founded in 2009 by Ocean Scientists Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, 5 Gyres is dedicated to understanding plastic marine pollution through exploration, education, and action.

The organisation’s mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.

Representatives of the 5 Gyres Institute will be in Bermuda next month and will host a public lecture at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo on June 7.

The world’s five major oceanic gyres where plastic pollutants accumulate


There will be a meet-and-greet reception at 7 p.m. at the BAMZ’s AZU Beastro followed by the lecture in the Education Auditorium at 7.30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Bermuda Alliance for the Sargasso Sea [BASS], tickets are free, but seating is limited. Please email bookings.bza@gov.bm for reservations.


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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    the what???..The Bermuda Triangle of Trash???
    the yanks have got some nerve to talk about trash!!
    they need to look in their own backyard first before running their mouth!

    • Red Squirrel says:

      If you’ll read the article or attend their lecture, you’ll see that “little to none” of the trash originates FROM Bermuda. This is not Bermudian plastic trash. They aren’t trying to insult you; they have simply named this massive area of ocean plastic trash a nickname based on where it’s located near the “Bermuda Triangle.” It all comes from the mainland and is a huge problem for the entire world. Educate yourself about the harm we all are doing to our shared oceans with plastic. Do what you can to reduce your plastic consumption, and try not to accept plastic bags. Please think before you blast out at respected scientists who are trying to educate and save our health and oceans.