US EPA Trash-Free Waters Program

US EPA Trash-Free Waters Program

Common trash from consumer goods makes up the majority of what eventually becomes marine debris, polluting our waterways and oceans. Plastics in the aquatic environment are of increasing concern because of their persistence and effect on the environment, wildlife, and human health. EPA's Trash-Free Waters program is reducing the volume of trash entering U.S. waterways.

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To learn more, view the Trash Free Waters program factsheet attached.