To help assess solutions to microplastics in the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission invited the public to "comment on their Preliminary Recommendations on Microplastics in the Great Lakes for binational, science, policy, and education solutions to microplastic pollution. The Commission was interested in public comments on the following questions: Are the recommendations sound? Are any important considerations overlooked? Are there relevant examples from your community or business to consider?"
Members of the public were invited to provide comments until November 10, 2016.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes, Environmental Defence Canada, EcoSuperior Environmental Programs, Freshwater Future, Freshwater Future Canada, and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper submitted the comments below: