On Tuesday, September 24, 2018 we learned what you can do about the overwhelming amount of plastic that is filling our landfills, killing marine life and being absorbed in our bodies.
The program, “What You Can Do About the Plastic Pollution Crisis,” featured Claire Arkin of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Burlingame Council Member Michael Brownrigg, Jennifer Lee of the City of Burlingame, and a representative from Recology.
At GAIA, Claire Arkin works at the front line of the plastic pollution problem. She recently led a global project called “Discarded” that documents stories of plastic recycling and waste trade in Southeast Asia, and she participated in a conference on food packaging and health. Council Member Brownrigg gave updates on state efforts aimed at reducing plastic, Jennifer Lee discussed a proposed disposable foodware ordinance that Burlingame is considering and will show plastic alternatives, and the Recology spokesperson answered questions about recycling and composting.
UPCOMING – Final 2019 Green Program on Hot Topics:
Thursday, October 17 – New Technology That Can Save Water, Energy and Money, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Learn from experts about some of the latest advances in energy and water efficiency that will cut usage and slash your utility bills. This program will include information about solar alternatives, heat pumps for heating and air conditioning, water leak detection devices and using biowaste to generate energy.
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