Category: trash trawl


Measuring Effectiveness of Policy: Designing Evaluation Methodology for the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban

Written by Molly Cook, Graduate student with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing

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Looking back on 2015

We had a very big year, with foam packaging bans, a landmark ban on microbeads, and the largest study of microplastic pollution in our region to date.

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What Is the Trash Trawl?

Last fall we set out for three weeks to learn more about how microplastics pollute the Chesapeake Bay. The data is almost ready! Find out more about the project.

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Join us to talk Plastics in the Chesapeake!

On Wednesday, June 24, we’ll be on Google+ for a Hangout with the National Aquarium and Story of Stuff Project. Pack a lunch and join us at 12:15pm! We’ll be talking about our Trash Trawl, both the findings from last…

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It was a cold, blustery week on the Chesapeake…

Why did we do this? Trash Free Maryland works on policies to reduce litter and trash pollution–bag bills, bottle bill, polystyrene foam bans, litter law enforcement, etc. I have a jar containing a sample of the “garbage patch” (gyre) in…

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The night before the trash trawl

Tonight I went with Stiv Wilson from 5 Gyres out to Deale to check out Obtuse, the sailboat we’ll be using this week for the trash trawl. We got a look at the equipment and riggings, chatted about routes and…

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