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Climate – The Plastic Lake: Fighting Plastic Pollution in Lake Ontario

October 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Without a question, we’re drowning in plastic, and it’s not just the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that we have to worry about.

According to the Plastic Lakes Project, 22 million pounds of plastic enters the Great Lakes every year. Of that unbelievable amount of pollution, three million pounds of plastic ends up in Lake Ontario annually. 

In this timely panel conversation, we bring together the experts working along the shores of Lake Ontario to monitor the impacts of plastic on our great lake, to discuss the massive work ahead of us to clean up this mess.

About this event’s guests:

Kennedy Bucci (U of T Trash Team) 
Rochelle Byrne (A Greener Future)
Sam Athey (U of T Trash Team and Plastic Lakes Project)
Mark Mattson (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper / Swim Drink Fish)


Toronto Public Library