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What Is The Impact of Beach Litter?

OHSU-EP-1500: What Is The Impact of Beach Litter?

Published: Dec 30, 2013
Last Modified: Apr 17, 2015
Length: 19 pages
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In this activity, students construct a web of things that may increase or decrease as a result of beach litter.

Abstract

Although marine debris is a major pollution problem of the 21st century, it is a solvable problem. Beach litter can be comprised of marine debris that has been washed ashore, or it can be deposited along the coast by inland storms or human activities. Understanding the causes and effects of beach litter helps us to make environmentally responsible decisions with waste. As we consider the impacts of beach litter, there are a number of ways of visualizing those changes. In this activity, students will construct a web of things that may
increase or decrease as a result of beach litter.