Dr. Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia teamed up with researchers from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in California to discover just how badly we were polluting our oceans. The results of their research: 8 million metric tons of plastic trash find their way to our oceans each year—the equivalent of a garbage truck filled with plastic dumped in the ocean every minute of every day for 365 days. That research and Jambeck’s other work has thrust her to the forefront of the global effort to stem plastic pollution, and today the impact of her work is felt in Georgia and across the globe.
Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 report highlights the efforts of individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and state and local governments who are protecting our water, restoring the health of Georgia’s waterways and preserving them for future generations.
The Coalition is a consortium of more than 250 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002.