How Much Plastic Are We Putting in the World's Lakes and Oceans? And How Can We Keep Some of it Out?
As many of you may know, plastic pollution in lakes, rivers, and oceans has become increasingly recognized as a significant environmental problem. From degrading the aesthetics and appearance of our favorite beaches and shorleine areas to threatening wildlife through plastic ingestion and entanglement, pieces of plastic, both large and small, do not belong in these environments. But just how much plastic is out there?