By Alvina Siddiqui 

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the problem when it comes to shoreline litter, according to Susan Debreceni, project manager for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event that takes place all across Canada.

Siddiqui, a fourth-year student, wrote this article while on her six-week internship with Canadian Geographic.  Follow her on Twitter @alvinas_jrn.