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Plastic Pollution in Freshwaters, From Rivers to Oceans

Did you know that most of the plastic polluting our oceans was swept downstream by rivers?

Loyola University aquatic ecologist Timothy Hoellein discusses the ecology of plastic garbage – including its production, disposal, and accumulation in the environment.

Learn about the biological impacts of plastic pollution in freshwaters, how it degrades ecosystems, and tools being developed to prevent the problem.

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