Tri-C program puts focus on Lake Erie’s plastic pollution

The impact of plastic pollution on Lake Erie and the rest of the Great Lakes will be examined during an upcoming program at the Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. This topic is the focus of the latest “Learning for Life” lecture series program at the campus. The free program takes place Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The discussion will be led by Jill Bartolotta, extension educator with Ohio Sea Grant. The group works with organizations and communities to solve the lake’s most pressing environmental and economic issues.

The conversation will address the widespread use of plastic and its impact on human health and safety, wildlife and the environment. Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in the world’s oceans as well as the Great Lakes.

Research has shown that Lake Erie has one of the highest concentrations of microplastics in the world.

The free program begins at 6 p.m. in room 310 of the Liberal Arts and Technology building at Westshore Campus, located at 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake. Registration is requested but not required.

For more information, call 216-987-5968 or email

The January program is the third of four on the 2019-2020 “Learning for Life” calendar featuring Ohio Sea Grant staff. Visit for a full schedule through April.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 12, Issue 2, Posted 9:56 AM, 01.21.2020