Smart Management of Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes is an innovative three-year initiative aimed at reducing microplastic pollution in communities surrounding the Great Lakes. Our team is comprised of individuals from universities and organizations in Michigan working towards protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem.
This work is grounded in the need for more information on the sources of and solutions for microplastic pollution. New knowledge gained through this effort will be applied to microplastics mitigation. Our approach includes research utilizing innovative sensor technology, targeted microplastic control methods, and a public awareness campaign aimed at increasing microplastic mitigation engagement in the Great Lakes region.