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Microplastic Pollution: The Big Problem with Tiny Plastic

Microplastic Pollution: The Big Problem with Tiny Plastic
Everyday Environment Webinar Series
Thursday, June 13 at 1pm CT

Plastic is the most common debris found in oceans and lakes. Microplastics are smaller than a grain of rice and scientists don’t fully understand their impact on aquatic ecosystems, especially in the Great Lakes. Researchers are exploring the scope of the problem, as well as what potential impacts microplastics might have on human and environmental health. Explore where microplastics come from, what we know about the consequences of microplastic pollution, and steps anyone can take to help solve this complex plastic problem.

This webinar will be presented by Sarah Zack, Pollution Prevention Extension Specialist.

This webinar is part of the Everyday Environment Webinar Series. Each webinar is recorded and uploaded to the Everyday Environment Webinar playlist on University of Illinois Extension's YouTube channel:

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If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Erin Garrett, Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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