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Ever wonder how shoreline litter ends up along our waterways and what you can do to help? Shoreline litter comes in many forms and sizes, but one thing is constant; it is becoming an increasingly serious environmental, economic and health problem around the world.
Sources of Shoreline Litter
Whether discarded accidentally or deliberately, all shoreline litter found in Canada is the result of human activities. Where does it all come from?
Impacts of Shoreline Litter
From entanglement and ingestion, to pollution and long-term accumulation, shoreline litter negatively impacts ecosystems, wildlife, and people. Learn more about the impacts
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is more than just an enjoyable way to make a difference in your local community; it’s also an incredible educational opportunity. Try our educational booklets and activities
Want to learn more? Explore these educational sources for additional information on the sources and effects of shoreline litter, and what you can do to help. Enjoy these useful links and articles
One year, participants found an 18k gold ring during a cleanup in Ontario. Last year, RCMP divers removed a submerged car from a river in Surrey. It had been reported stolen two years previous.