Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our September 2021 newsletter, we featured an article written by Shelly Krueger, Sea Grant Agent.  Plastic Soup, Microplastics in Our Ocean.Microplastics

"Virtually all of the plastic ever produced has been created since WWII.  Prior to that, plastic products and packaging as we know them did not exist.  Products made from plastic dominate our lives, and in many ways have improved the quality of life for humans.  In 2015, 380 million metric tons of plastic was manufactured compared to 2 million metric tons in 1950.  Unfortunately, with all of the attention going into the creation of plastic products to revolutionize your life, there was virtually no research or development to consider the end of life for these products.  Flash forward 75 years and we are a planet with a plastic problem."  

 To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the September 2021 Newsletter!

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