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Tackling plastics Engaging communities Promoting waste management Training citizen scientists


Clean Shores, Great Lakes works to prevent plastic pollution in the African Great Lakes.

The Clean Shores, Great Lakes

Plastic pollution is a global environmental crisis affecting all areas of the world, the animals that live in them and human health. The breakdown of larger plastic litter into smaller microplastics makes this problem even harder to remove from the environment. Clean-ups, education, circular models, and science-led mitigation strategies offer valuable solutions to stopping plastic pollution. The Clean Shores, Great Lakes project works to train local communities as environmental ambassadors to participate in clean-ups, collect clean-up data through citizen science, promote waste management and circular economy, and provide data-led advice to regional and national policymakers on prevention strategies.