Dispose of trash
properly, while on
land and water.
items on the boat
so they don’t go
Get involved with
local cleanups on
beaches and water-
ways. Visit BoatUS.
to find events in
marinas” by dock-
ing in them. Visit
Marinas to learn
more and find a
Carry a reusable
items, like utensils,
straws, and takeout
Use durable fabric shopping bags.
bins located at
learn more about
this program and
to find out how
to build your own
What can you do?
A computer rendering of what The Ocean
Cleanup’s floating booms will look like.
To avoid collisions, they will be equipped
with AIS as well as reflectors that will
show up on radar.
FACE IT, PLASTIC IS A PROBLEM
Austin Schultz of Tiffin, Ohio, who is in
his last year at the University of Cincinnati
majoring in construction management,
grew up by the Lake Erie shore. “My family has a PWC, my uncle has a boat called
Shut Up and Fish, and my fiancée’s family
boat is Sea Level.” Austin made this self-portrait from more than 5,000 bottle caps
collected over five months. It measures
4 by 5 feet and took almost 75 hours to