Mason, Mich. — Dart Container Corp. and UltraTech International Inc. are sponsoring a program to provide up to $100,000 in grants to keep litter from entering coastal and inland waterways.
The new project follows a pilot program that saw Ultra-Drain Guard geotextile stormwater management products collect about 1,250 pounds of litter and other contaminants in Southern California.
"Approximately 80 percent of stormwater drains go directly into a body of water without treatment," Michael Westerfield, Dart's director of recycling, said in a news release. "Catch-basin devices are a simple, innovative and effective way to stop debris from ending up in our waters."
Dart is a major food and beverage packaging maker based in Mason.
Marinas and local municipalities can apply for grants of up to $4,000 each. For information visit www.keepmarinasclean.com or call (904) 292-1611.