Microplastic Marine Debris Fact Sheet
Our ocean and Great Lakes are polluted with a wide variety of marine debris, ranging from large fishing nets and abandoned vessels, down to the smallest plastic particles that can’t be seen with the naked eye. These microplastics are found throughout the ocean, from tropical waters, to polar ice, and even in fresh water and the air we breathe.
Learn more about the different types of microplastics, where they come from, and what you can do to help!
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