Plastic-Eating Walleye.

Plastic-Eating Walleye

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Port Clinton, Ohio

Unveiled on Earth Day 2019, the plastic-eating walleye was the idea of local resident Carol Morgan, who saw -- on Facebook -- a similar "recycling fish" in India. Another local, Joshua Zetzer, sculpted the fish as a Port Clinton walleye, a fish known for its biting prowess. Made of steel rods and sheet metal, the fish is over five feet high and 11 feet long. Specially shaped "deposit ports" enable the fish to swallow only plastic bottles into its see-thru belly. Civic-minded local businesses take turns emptying the "clean-out port" at the other end.

Plastic-Eating Walleye

Address:
2 N. Madison St., Port Clinton, OH
Directions:
North edge of downtown, on the north end of Madison St., on the south edge of the Portage River.
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