In The News

Eco Maniac Company owner, Christina Trapani has been featured in several local news stories about marine debris and her work in marine debris research and education.

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Environmentalists. EzVid Wiki, January 7, 2020

Plastic bottle caps and balloons top the list of trash washing up at Virginia wildlife refuges. Lee Tolliver, The Virginian Pilot, January 8, 2020.

Bottle Caps and Balloons Pile Up on Virginia’s Remote Beaches. BirdWatching, December 20, 2019.

Litter Items Found on Virginia’s Beaches. Shore Daily News, December 27, 2019

Recycled balloon sculptures on display at Slover Library show impact of pollution. WTKR News 3, June 13, 2019.

Be like the “queen” and rethink the usage of plastic bottles, more. Mary Reid Barrow, Virginian Pilot, February 24, 2018

The Indy 500 is actually super trashy. Emily Hopkins and Sarah Bowman, Indy Star, May 21, 2018

Plastic straws hurt sea turtles and maybe even humans, environmental groups say. Mary Reid Barrow, Virginian Pilot, April 13, 2018

Local environmental group asking restaurants to skip the straw. Kim Cung, WTKR News Channel 3, April 13, 2018

Va. Beach Oceanfront campaign targets litter, cigarettes. Stacy Parker, Virginian Pilot, May 24, 2015

Council floating idea of tightening balloon release law. Mary Reid Barrow, Virginian Pilot, October 19, 2014

Bottles, and plastics, and balloons, oh my! Understanding marine debris by counting trash on Virginia beaches. Leslie Middleton, Bay Journal, June 18, 2014