Tag Archive: marine debris

Mar 23

The street’s connected to the storm drain:

Volunteers remove more than 18 tons of trash from Great Lakes beaches each year. But… “It’s not just stuff that’s left on the beach that is the problem,” says Anna McCartney of Pennsylvania Sea Grant. She says that during a two-year program, Erie Public School students learned that some marine debris starts out in their communities. …

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Feb 24

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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Oct 18

Reduce, reuse, and recycle…it’s no longer enough

More than 22 million pounds of plastic ends up in the Great Lakes each year. And it’s not all coming from beach-going litterbugs. “I think so much attention has been placed on the littering problem and not enough on the fact that we have so much trash that it’s getting through other avenues like trash …

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