Plastic pollution not just a problem in oceans, but in Great Lakes

Scientists have conducted extensive research on the plastic-filled gyres of the ocean. This past summer, however, researchers decided to look inland for the first time and measure plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Some of the groups’ water samples had concentrations of plastic greater than those found anywhere else. The study has resulted in several other projects. Chemistry professor Dr. Sherri Mason discusses the plastic pollution in the basin.

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  • Anonymous

    The Inland Seas Education Association will be working with Dr. Mason to set up plastic sampling aboard our schooner Inland Seas. We will be sampling Lake Michigan this summer as part of Dr. Mason’s larger studies of plastics in the Great Lakes. We are excited to get our students involved with this international effort.

    -Tom Kelly
    schoolship.org