Trash Free Waters
Gulf of Mexico Division Trash Free Waters Grants - Accepting Applications Until August 6
EPA's Gulf of Mexico Division seeks projects focused on preventing trash from reaching our waterways. Click here for more information
Managing Urban Litter - A New Story Map from the Urban Waters Learning Network
The Urban Waters Learning Network's new story map, "Managing Urban Litter" highlights several Trash Free Waters initiatives and is a great resource for those interested in learning about litter management strategies in cities across the U.S. Click here to access the story map.
Download the Trash Stormwater Permit Compendium
The purpose of this compendium is to provide Phase I and Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit writers with tools and information they can use in developing trash-related provisions for MS4 permits. Click here to view the compendium
Trash Free Waters Article Series
Click here to read the latest article in the Trash Free Waters series: Plastic Pollution in the Mississippi River - Regional Cooperation for a Transboundary Problem. Also check out our monthly newsletter, "The Rapids."
Most of the trash that pollutes our rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans comes from sources on land. Plastic trash, in particular, threatens human health, aquatic ecosystems, and the economy. EPA’s Trash Free Waters program is reducing the volume of trash entering our waters by working with partners to implement collaborative solutions that target land-based sources. To learn more, view the Trash Free Waters program factsheet here.
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