New exhibit outside nature museum dives deep into ocean plastic

By Sandra Abma, CBC News Ottawa, July 31, 2018

A travelling interactive exhibit now on display outside Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature lets attendees take a deep dive into the plastic waste threatening the world's oceans and marine life.

The Ocean Plastics Lab was created in Germany as part of a G7 Action Plan in the fight against marine pollution, and debuted in Italy in 2017.

It's housed in four shipping containers loaded with hands-on scientific equipment, interactive video players, and of course, lots and lots of plastic garbage — bottles, bags, toys and fishing equipment — found on beaches and dredged from the sea.

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