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Located on one of the finest natural harbours on Lake Ontario, Port Whitby Marina is a 420-slip, year round facility that is operated by the Town of Whitby with a 5 Diamond Boating Ontario Clean Marine Environmental Audit Program rating (one of only 12 marinas in the province with this rating). Visitors can enjoy the Avalon Lounge located in the Marina or take in the extensive waterfront with a stroll or bike ride along the Waterfront Trail. Restaurants, banking and other amenities are only steps away. Conveniently located beside the Whitby GO station, Port Whitby Marina is the perfect home port or cruising destination!

In August 2020, Port Whitby Marina joined the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, with cleanup and capture devices installed thanks to the support of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Watch this space for more updates, including the first official trash report from the bin, coming soon!

THE BITS & PIECES

The (Data) Story So Far: 2021

Litter comes in many shapes, sizes and varieties.

Here are the top 5 items collected at Port Whitby Marina:

CATCH OF THE DAY

What is the to-date impact of the plastic cleanup and capture technology at this site?

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Small pellets

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Small fragments

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Small foam pieces

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Large fragments

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Large foam pieces

We also found intact items in the Seabins - including a pill container, spray paint lid, broom handle, lighter cap, balloon, food wrapper, coffee lid, fishing line, ziploc bag, and lollipop straw!

The average catch at Port Whitby Marina: This is the average count and weight of litter collected in a 24-hour-period by the devices at the marina!