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Annual Report - April 2021-March 2022

21 Oct 2022

GREAT LAKES PLASTIC CLEANUP The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, an initiative of Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region with support from a network of funders and collaborators, is the largest initiative of its kind in the world, using innovative plastic capture technology to remove plastic and other litter from Lake Ontario to Lake Superior and everywhere in between. [...] The video spotlights the work that the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup and its supporters are doing not just to clean up the Great Lakes, but to advance a circular economy for plastics that will “close the loop” and break the cycle of plastic waste and pollution. [...] Its purpose is to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Waters of the Great Lakes.” The anniversary of the Agreement presents an important opportunity to take stock of its history, and to explore how it can be strengthened to address current and future challenges facing the lakes. [...] In 2018, Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region initiated a multi-year project with support from the RBC Foundation to leverage big data and smart computing capabilities to support an improved approach to watershed management and adaptive decision-making in the Great Lakes. [...] Considering this report, Pollution Probe wanted to explore the realities of a warming world and analyze both the socioeconomic and environmental implications for Canada and the world.
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