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Plastics – term commonly used to describe a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials that are used in a huge and growing range of applications.

Trash / Garbage, unwanted or undesired waste material

Litter, material discarded in inappropriate places

Municipal solid waste, unwanted or undesired waste material generated in a municipal environment

Growing problem – tiny plastic particles

Invisible plastics in water — ScienceDaily
A recent study showed that more than 90 percent of tap water in the U.S. contains nanoscale plastics that are invisible to the human eye,…
eGFI – For Teachers » Plastic Hits the Road
where plastic litter is turning up in an unusual new place: street pavements.In a trial run, a section of the A6 near Calthwaite was resurfaced with asphalt that incorporated a material made from r…
Invisible plastics in water — ScienceDaily
A recent study showed that more than 90 percent of tap water in the U.S. contains nanoscale plastics that are invisible to the human eye, Chowdury said.In their study, the researchers studied the f…
Activities and Curricula | OR&R’s Marine Debris Program
Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers, coloring activities, and formal curricula for Grades 1-12. All curricula and activities are available for download and print!
Discover the Issue | OR&R’s Marine Debris Program
Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the mar…
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Marine Debris Tracker – SciStarter
Monitor litter where you find it, from our oceans to your backyard.«lessTask Use the free app to report litter near you.Where Global, anywhere on the planetDescription Join us in creating a big…