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Plastic Pollution

Charles Moore, Captain of an oceanographic research vessel, defines Plastic pollution as the accumulation in the environment of man-made plastic products to the point where they create problems for wildlife and their habitats as well as for human populations. Plastic Pollution impacts all waterways from fresh water lakes and rivers to our world oceans. Here are links to resources which offer information and solutions to diminish or eradicate the damage caused by Plastic Pollution.

Plastic Pollution - Lakes and Rivers 


Great Lakes Plastic Pollution: Fighting for plastic-free water -
        Source: Alliance for the Great Lakes

 
         Source: U.S. Geological Survey



Plastic Pollution - Oceans 

         Source: Busy Bee Cleaning and Janitorial Services
            Resource Credit: Heather Thomas

        Source: O.Berk Packaging Solutions            
            Resource Credit: Ms. Hannah Ainsworth, Amanda, Sophia, Natalie, and Emma of OLSCA             
          Student Conservation Association

        Source: Ocean Conservancy

        Source: Plastic Pollution Coalition

Planet of Plastic -
        Source: 
National Geographic