Founded in 2021, our mission has been to reduce plastic waste in Yamhill County.
Why do we need The Plastic Project?
Plastic curbside recycling is very limited, so we collect hard-to-recycle containers to keep them out of incinerators and landfills.
What kind of projects do you have?
Public education, industry plastic waste consultation, special events, and expanding collection opportunities
REFUSE - REDUCE - REUSE - THEN RECYCLE
Plastic Collection Events
February 11, June 10, and October 14
10am-1pm, First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls Street, McMinnville
Saturday, April 22, 11am-1pm
Earth Day Party, 200 NE Second, Kent Taylor Civic Hall, McMinnville
Hot food or beverages in plastic containers like K-cups = poison in your body. To-go coffee cups are plastic lined. Take your own insulated mug instead. And please, never microwave food in a plastic container of any kind. Chemicals leach out into your food. Think about it! And play it safe by eliminating plastic containers for any food storage, despite the convenience.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP
· Collection events · Fundraising · Speaking programs/Storytelling · Attend civic meetings
· Legislation and lobbying · Event booth staffing · Planning · Citizen action · Industry consulting · Grant writing
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --- Margaret Mead
We really need each other, and the sooner the better.