GARBAGE CLEAN UP IN LAKE HURON BEGINS AFTER LONG WEEKEND
8/9/2018 8:02:51 AM
A Michigan-based company is helping to raise money for the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.
A glass straw manufacturer called "Strawesome" has designed a reusable straw to combat plastic pollution in local waterways.
The program is called "Straws For A Cause."
Reusable straws, featuring Lake Huron's endangered piping plover, can be purchased at the Goderich office of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.
A recent clean-up of the Goderich shoreline removed nearly 1100 pounds of garbage, including 1600 microplastics.
Last year, plastic straws were one of the top 10 items found during beach clean-ups, with about 17,600 straws picked up by volunteers on Canadian shorelines.
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