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Marine Debris Program Presents on Microplastics at Alabama Sustainability Summit

MARCH 8, 2019 — On March 1, the Marine Debris Program’s Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator, Caitlin Wessel, attended the Alabama University System’s annual Sustainability Summit in Mobile, Alabama.

Woman and a man pose for a photo.
Caitlin Wessel with the University of South Alabama’s President and Summit host, Dr. Tony Waldrop. Image credit: Dr. Sean Powers. (Rights reserved.)

Caitlin presented to attendees, including campus sustainability directors, on the emerging threat of microplastics. Other discussion topics included new sustainability projects and initiatives, examples of successful campus efforts, recycling challenges in America, and disposal alternatives to landfills.

For more information, contact Caitlin.Wessel@noaa.gov.

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