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We're taking action to clean up the waterways of the Great Lakes region!

THE GREAT LAKES PLASTIC CLEANUP

The Great Lakes Region by Numbers

107 million

people

10 

million

kilograms of plastic litter

3500

species of plants and animals under threat

21%

of the world's fresh water supply

The Plastic Problem

Plastic in the water is an eyesore, but its impact goes beyond just the aesthetic. Find out why plastic in freshwater systems  is so problematic, where it comes from, and what we can do about it. 

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About the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

A campaign that brings together partners from across Canada to take action on the plastics pollution problem in the Great Lakes. 

Where We Work

The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup network includes marinas throughout the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways, as well as sites that are part of affiliated initiatives across Canada.  

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Resources

Explore our collection of educational resources, including information about the capture & cleanup technology we use!

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