Pump in a partially submerged plastic box draws in and catches surface trash.
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Marina Trash Skimmer
Included in analysis?
Effectiveness or Ecological Impact
In 2018, it collected 5,885 lbs and 4223 items (Kraimer et al., n.d.).
Faulkner, T. (2019, April 21). Trash Skimmers Collect Plastic Waste in Local Harbors. EcoRI News. https://ecori.org/2019-4-21-trash-skimmers-monitoring-waste-in-local-harbors/; Kraimer, M., Touhey, E., & McLaughlin, D. (n.d.). Clean Ocean Access 2016—2018 Marina Trash Skimmer Report. Clean Ocean Access. http://www.cleanoceanaccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Clean-Ocean-Access-2016-2018-Marina_Trash_Skimmer.pdf; Marina Trash Skimmers. (n.d.). Clean Ocean Access. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.cleanoceanaccess.org/marina-trash-skimmers/
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