Meet the Rochester scientist who counts the plastics in the Great Lakes
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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, January 9, 2016

Scientists have studied plastic pollution in the Great Lakes for years, and now one group is answering the question: What does it all add up to?

The short answer: Quite a lot.

Matthew Hoffman at the Rochester Institute of Technology used a method already used to estimate how much plastic washes into the Atlantic Ocean.