Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes.
Woods Hole Sea Grant is actively involved in the mitigation of marine debris in our environment through education and awareness of the issue, including beach cleanups and support for derelict fishing gear projects.
Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program
To help reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the environment, Woods Hole Sea Grant conducts a boat shrink wrap recycling program. The 2018 shrink wrap program is now closed. Through this year’s efforts, we collected shrink wrap from more than 90 boats. We hope to offer the program again next year.
*“How To” — Please review these important instructions before recycling your shrink wrap.
Marine Debris Links