Lake Michigan – Trash Removal from the Great Lakes

On June 15, 2020 EPA “… announced the selection of the first … Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Trash Free Waters grant. Harbor District, Inc. was selected to receive a $492,300 grant to construct and install a trash collector on the Kinnickinnic River … During wet weather events, garbage washes into the river and flows downstream into Lake Michigan … Harbor District, Inc. and local partners will install a trash collection device ... Floating booms will capture trash and other floating debris and direct it to the collection device. Conveyor belts will then transfer the collected trash and debris to a dumpster located on the riverbank … Removing trash, litter and garbage – including plastics – from marine and freshwater environments is one of EPA's highest priorities … This project is part of the larger effort to restore and protect the Great Lakes …” #GreatLakes #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticPackaging #LakeMichigan