Plastics in Our Aquatic Environments: What to Know, What to Do - UW Water Librarian Anne Moser
July 10, 2017 5:00 pm
Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is disposed or abandoned in the aquatic and marine environments, including our local waters and the Great Lakes. It is a global problem – there is no part of the world left untouched by debris and its impacts. Marine debris is a threat to our environment, navigation safety, the economy, and human health. One type of marine debris of particular concern – plastics - is among the most common type and can be a serious threat to the biota of the water body. The good news is marine debris is preventable! Come hear an introduction to the science of plastics in our waters and learn ways you can prevent it.