Cleaning Design & Style Health & Wellness Inside Dropps Mother Earth 22 million pounds of plastics enter the Great Lakes each year. Most of the pollution pours into Lake Michigan. Share Share on Facebook Tweet Tweet on Twitter Pin it Pin on Pinterest "Regardless of size, as plastics linger in the water, they continue to break down from exposure to sunlight and abrasive waves." Video. Follow Us. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram YouTube Get New Articles Directly In Your Inbox Subscribe Topics.