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Plastics in the Great Lakes

Event Type: ADULT - EDUCATIONAL
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/22/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is disposed or abandoned in the marine
environment or 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 we can all reduce significantly our
generation of plastic marine debris. Come hear an introduction to the science of plastics in our Great Lakes
and share ways you can prevent it. Presented by Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Water Library at the UW Madison Aquatic Sciences Center.
Library: Sequoya Library
Location: Meeting Rooms A & B Combined