Category Archive: Marine Debris

Jan 30

Loads of Litter in the Lakes

Water bottles, plastic bags, and straws tossed on the sidewalks of lakeshore cities may be headed on a long, wet journey. “For coastal communities, somewhere between 15 and 40 percent of that mismanaged waste will end up in the water system,” says Matthew Hoffman, associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  And all that …

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Apr 18

How to Win at Clean Boating

Boaters, you can rock the boat in an entirely awesome way when it comes to keeping waterways clean. Listen up:  Are you one of the more than 80 million adults in the U.S. who take to the water each year in a boat, canoe, or kayak? Then catch this drift: Almost three hundred thousand miles …

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Nov 20

Another Clean-Up for Mother Nature

Governments might be phasing out the use of microbeads, but nothing but time will remove the problem from the environment. Phase in to this: Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic most often made of polyethylene. Found in face scrubs and toothpastes, they wash down the drain, slipping through filters into waterways…where they’re eaten by birds …

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Aug 03

Don’t Just Visit the Beach, Adopt the Beach!

Taking out the trash on beach at a time . . . Learn more: If you’re lucky enough to visit one of the Great Lakes coastline, you’ll most likely enjoy beautiful vistas and pristine beaches. Jamie Cross is manager of the Alliance for The Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program. She says many of these beaches are …

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Nov 26

Illinois Bans Microbeads

The tiny bits of plastic found in many personal care products are piling up in waterways and being consumed by fish.   Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Illinois takes the lead on keeping fishy bits of plastic out of waterways… on this CurrentCast. Many personal care products contain microbeads, or tiny bits of plastic, that …

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