Using Community Science to Fight Marine Plastic

9 September 2019

Environmental education is key to increasing public awareness of the sources of marine plastic pollution.

In the latest World Water: Stormwater Management Magazine, Michael Hannah explains how the LittaTrap - a simple, affordable catch basin insert can help businesses control their plastic footprint and help educate the public about non-point source pollutants.

New Zealand’s environmental educators are engaging with students and communities to monitor the LittaTrap to understand what’s going down the stormwater drains and identify the sources of marine plastic. 

By monitoring the device and considering the findings, the students gain greater awareness of marine pollution and a better understanding of both issues and solutions, with a hope to drive behaviour change.



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