International Joint Commission’s recommendations on microplastics in the Great Lakes: E95-2/29-2017E-PDF

" … on April 26-27, 2016, the IJC hosted a workshop on microplastics to address concerns posed by the presence of microplastics in the Great Lakes and their potential to cause impacts to the Great Lakes ecosystem and human health. The workshop was attended by 33 experts from Canada and the United States representing a broad range of sectors including Federal, State, Provincial and municipal governments, industry, non-profit organizations, and academia. The workshop report includes ten recommendations that were developed through a series of brainstorming sessions followed by a voting process by participants. These workshop recommendations reflect the overall views of the group. The IJC has considered the ten workshop recommendations and the entire workshop report to develop four preliminary recommendations. The IJC requested public input, via its website, on these four recommendations from October 11 to November 10, 2016. This input has been considered in developing the final recommendations to be issued to the governments"--p. 1.

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Title International Joint Commission’s recommendations on microplastics in the Great Lakes
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Recommandations de la Commission mixte internationale sur les microplastiques dans les Grands Lacs. Cover title. "February 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 5 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07589-1
Catalogue Number
  • E95-2/29-2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Lakes, Pollutants, Water pollution