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“Plastic Waters” Exhibit Showcases Effects of Microbeads


By now, we’ve all heard about the ban of microbeads in the State of Illinois, and the nasty effects they can have on our Great Lakes. 

But just in case you weren’t aware, the Town of Hamburg, New York, has created a exhibition of microbeads found in waters from all around the world, called “Plastic Waters: From the Great Lakes to the Ocean.” The exhibition is designed to show the harmful effects of microbeads on our waters and runs throughout the month of August at the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center. 

In addition to displaying the plastic items pulled from the water, the exhibit will also honor the thousands of volunteers who participate in the Alliance for the Great lakes “Adopt-a-Beach” program to clean up litter on the beaches. 

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Photo courtesy of Marcus Eriksen 

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