Toronto Seabin Waste Characterization

Toronto Seabin Waste Characterization

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T Dot Water Taxi

1 Queens Quay East

Toronto, ON M5E 1E5

Canada

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Join the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup to classify plastic waste from our locations in Toronto!

About this event

Join the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (GLPC), an initiative of Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region at TDOT Taxi to sort, classify, and count plastic waste and other debris caught in our Toronto Locations!

Seabins are devices at the surface of the water designed to catch and trap floating plastic and debris for safe and easy removal from our waterways! From plastic fragments, foam pellets, and tape to cigarette butts, bottle caps, and food wrappers, these items are harmful to life in and around the lake. It is crucial to catch, remove, and examine the types of litter that enter the Great Lakes, for the health of our aquatic ecosystems. Every piece of debris removed from Lake Ontario is a step towards a cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful lake that we can all enjoy!

All equipment required will be provided by GLPC, and we only ask you to dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring a reusable water bottle!

*The event end time may vary depending on how much waste was collected in the Seabins.

Directions:

From King Station, walk south on Yonge Street until you reach the end of the street. You will see signs for TDOT Water Taxi.

From Union Station, walk south on Bay Street until you hit Queens Quay. Make a left and continue walking down Queens Quay until you reach Yonge Street. You will see signs for TDOT Water Taxi.

If you are driving, there is a parking garage at Harbourfront Center to the west or Green P Parking near George Brown College to the east.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eva at ejoo@pollutionprobe.org