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