Tag Archive: plastic pollution

Feb 14

Getting the drift about plastic pollution

Almost 22 million pounds of plastic are washed or blown into the Great Lakes each year. Much of that ends up on shorelines far from where it started. Matthew Hoffman of the Rochester Institute of Technology says Chicago’s pollution often drifts across the lake to Michigan. Particles from Detroit end up near Buffalo, and debris from …

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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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