Collects data to further improve prevention efforts; and
Showcases how local governments and grassroots water quality protection nonprofits can work together to engineer long-term and expandable pollution prevention measures.
“Collecting this data will engage our community in plastic reduction advocacy, identify additional research needs, and help in establishing the need for future plastic policies. We are so grateful for all our partners on this project. Though plastic pollution is an incredible challenge, through collaboration we believe we can make meaningful change.” – Rebecca Drohan, Coastal Carolina Waterkeeper
What’s next for CCRW and plastic pollution prevention? Next week, we are hosting the Duke Policy and Law Clinic, and collaborators, at the Duke University Marine Lab for the NC Plastic Policy Workshop. For agenda and registration info: https://www.ncmarinedebrissymposium.com/
Martin Marietta, Inc. has proposed an expansion of the Belgrade Quarry in Jones County, NC. This project would involve adding new road crossings, expanding impervious surfaces, and mining within wetland areas.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch has requested the Army Corps of Engineers not approve this proposal as it stands.
Learn more about local impacts and review our comments HERE.
Join us for the NC
Plastic Policy Workshop
Hear from Plastic Policy experts in North Carolina.
Learn how local government planners, solid waste representatives, and local elected officials can help create change in their community with ready-to-adapt-and-adopt binding and non-binding policies.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch and the Industry Working Group (made up of commercial and recreational fisheries representatives) have identified plastic pollution as one of the top five water quality concerns that impact coastal NC fisheries.
Each year, between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic ends up in the world’s ocean. Plastics can absorb and release toxins in the marine environment and can have impacts to fisheries and humans.