206 – LESSON 6: Ocean Plastics 201: A Deeper Dive

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206 – LESSON 6: Ocean Plastics 201: A Deeper Dive

Ocean Plastics 201: An introduction to ocean plastics and what makes them different than plastics collected through source separated land-based programs. This includes sources of the plastics, contamination, sorting, management, and processing.  

Learning Objectives

By completing this lesson, you will be able to describe:

  • the magnitude of the ocean plastics pollution problem;

  • the prevalence and origins of ocean plastics;

  • some of the many negative effects of ocean plastics;

  • the difference between managing plastics on land and managing them after they enter the ocean; and

  • some of the many challenges of cleaning up ocean plastics.

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