Tagging Trash Project – University of Toronto, submitted by Jim Rahaman

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What is the Tagging Trash project?

Floating litter… where does it go? How does it end up on our local beaches, slips and docks? Why does it accumulate in certain areas and not others? As part of our Fighting Floatables Initiative, the Tagging Trash Project aims to answer these questions.

We are using GPS-tracked “Blender Bottle” water bottles to represent floating litter in our harbour, and will follow their travels to reveal movement patterns and potential accumulation zones for floating litter. This will allow us to better understand local sources of litter and help inform future placement of trash capture devices (like Seabins) to divert litter from Lake Ontario.

Link to project website for more info…

Thanks for sharing Jim!!!!!!