Meet the Rochester scientist who counts the plastics in the Great Lakes
Ottawa Citizen

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.

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