22 Million Pounds of Plastics Enter the Great Lakes Each Year

Published: 5/09/2019
22 Million Pounds of Plastics Enter the Great Lakes Each Year
Source: SCIENCE.SLASHDOT.ORG

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Chicago Tribune: Plastic debris makes up about 80% of the litter on Great Lakes shorelines. Nearly 22 million pounds enter the Great Lakes each year -- more than half of which pours into Lake Michigan, according to estimates calculated by the Rochester Institute of Technology. Regardless of size, as plastics linger in the water, they continue to break down

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