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dc.contributorNorth America Officeen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Georgiaen_US
dc.contributor.otherYoungblood, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributor.otherFinder, Sheridanen_US
dc.contributor.otherJambeck, Jennaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States of Americaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-10T22:31:15Z
dc.date.available2021-09-10T22:31:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/36748
dc.descriptionThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) North America Office, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), the University of Georgia’s Debris Tracker, National Geographic Society, and other local and national partners worked together on a pilot study for the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative to generate a first-ever snapshot of the state of plastic pollution along the Mississippi River. The data was generated through a ‘citizen science’ approach, enlisting the participation of hundreds of community volunteers covering targeted areas along the river to understand the movement and accumulation of plastic pollution. Debris Tracker, an open data citizen science movement and free mobile phone app, was used to collect the data. Three cities participated in the pilot study: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and St. Paul, Minnesota. The data gathered in the basin, along the river and in the pilot communities was examined to understand the state of plastic litter in these river cities. The goal was to generate as rich a picture as possible, within a dedicated timeframe, of the extent and type of litter that can make its way to the river.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherJambeck Research Groupen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectPLASTIC POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectMARINE POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectCITIZEN SCIENCEen_US
dc.subjectUNITED STATESen_US
dc.titleMississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative: 2021 Science Reporten_US
dc.typeReports, Books and Bookletsen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.topicsNature Action and biodiversityen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber48 pagesen_US


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