Chicago River Trash Trap Makes News

The Chicago River Trash Trap made headlines in a feature segment on WGN News. In an interview with co-anchors Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte, Friends’ Executive Director Margaret Frisbie described how the trap works to not only make the river cleaner for people and wildlife but also to aid research efforts to identify the composition of the litter to inform good policy for reduction strategies, and encourage new behaviors.

The latest addition to Friends’ multi-pronged approach to a litter free Chicago-Calumet River system, the trash trap floats in the Main Stem at the Wendella boat dock near Michigan Avenue. The trash trap is the first technology of its kind deployed in the river system and is the result of a collaboration among Friends, the Mars Wrigley Foundation, Wendella, and The Wrigley Building.

Also, click here to watch a story from last year when Lourdes Duarte interviewed Margaret Frisbie for an in-depth story about the Clean Water Act and the river system.