Plastic Pollution in Lake Michigan: New Findings & Innovative Solutions

May 10, 2024

Lake Michigan is the source of our region’s drinking water. Preventing plastic pollution is critical to keeping our drinking water safe. Join Alliance for the Great Lakes for a VIRTUAL discussion of new research findings on increased plastic pollution in our waterways, as well as innovative solutions. We will discuss new, cost-effective strategies — from washing machine microfilters to reuse and other sustainable solutions – and will answer questions from attendees.


  • Timothy Hoellein, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Charlyn Partridge, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University
  • Andrea Densham, Senior Policy Advisor, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Don Carr, Media Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes (moderator)