Trash-Free Waters Article Series
Click the links below to read articles in the Trash-Free Waters Article Series
The fifth article in the Trash Free Waters Article Series describes the negative impacts of trash on the environment and the especially notable impact of tourism at vacation destinations, as well as what tourists can do to help minimize these negative impacts.
This article provides a background on the sources and impacts of aquatic trash and includes a list of actions you can take to help keep trash out of our waterways.
The second article in the EPA Trash Free Waters Article Series explains how our clothes are contributing to the plastic pollution problem. It also provides tips for how you can help reduce the flow of microfibers from your clothes into waterways.
The third article in the Trash Free Waters Article Series describes some of the innovative products and models that are being developed to reduce waste from plastic packaging. The article examines bio-based plastic materials, non-plastic packaging alternatives, and new reuse models.
This article examines the issue of plastic pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and describes an exciting new regional initiative to address the problem.