As plastics pollution gains increasing attention across the U.S. and internationally, our Environmental and Coastal Groups are leading the development of new methods to assess and restore impacted environmental resources.

With their deep expertise in coastal ecology, restoration and remediation, our teams are ideally suited to provide far-reaching solutions that serve the community and the environment.

Plastics and Our Environment

A Global Environmental Issue

Plastics are becoming a global environmental issue with several contributing factors:

  • Pre-production releases
  • Consumer waste
  • Heightened community awareness
  • Emerging programs focused on reducing plastics
  • Citizen science
  • Permits moving to zero plastic discharge


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Remediation Consultant Services

Environmental and Coastal Experts

Our environmental and coastal teams are deeply engaged in our plastics remediation process and services. Some of our service offerings include:

  • Remediation planning
  • Remediation method development
  • Environmental assessment
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Methodology for estimating weight and/or volume of plastics removed
  • Final summary reporting
  • Long-term monitoring and cleanup

Learn more about our environmental and coastal services.

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Plastics Remediation Process

Innovative Approach

A multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and geospatial experts at Freese and Nichols developed a first-of-its-kind approach to plastics remediation for streams and coastal waters. The team is now overseeing the execution of cleanup of industrial plastic pollution on the Gulf Coast.

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Video: Plastics Remediation and In-Stream Ecosystem Restoration

View some of the hands-on plastics remediation process, from start to finish, as implemented in a recent stream restoration project.

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Questions about Plastics Remediation? Contact Us:

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Jimmy Gibson | Practice Leader

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Charles Gaddy | Project Manager

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Ryan Fikes | Environmental Scientist

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