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What is done with the plastics after you have completed your research?

Posted on November 05 2012

Question submitted by Trinity-Pawling School

We do not throw any of the plastics that we sample back into the ocean.  Most of the small plastic pieces are preserved using a drying method and stored in containers until we get back to land where they are sent back to SEA and archived.  Some of the large items will be used for education and outreach, while the remaining will be properly recycled or disposed of in Honolulu.