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The Plastic Project: Taking Steps to Reduce Plastic Waste in Oregon


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

 


June 15, 2024. 10am to1pm

Plastic Collection Event, First Baptist Church, 

125 SE Cowls, McMinnville.

For information, call 503.207.5482 or email

October 5, 2024. 10am to1pm

Plastic Collection Event, First Baptist Church, 

125 SE Cowls, McMinnville.

For information, call 503.207.5482 or email




 


HEALTH ALERT!

Hot food and beverage in plastic containers = poison in your body.

K-cups, to go coffee cups, takeout containers all contain plastic or are plastic-lined. Take your own reusable containers instead. Oregon's Reusable Container Law allows restaurants to begin honoring your reusables July 1, 2024..



DON'T NUKE PLASTIC! Plastic may not melt in your microwave, but chemicals leach into your food and drink when heated. Replace your kitchen plastics with glass, stainless steel, wood, or silicone.

Bye-bye Tupperware - Hello Mason jars! New studies show that adding probiotics help rid your body of microplastics.



 

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.

Let's talk.

CONTACT

503.207.5482


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Our mission is to lead by example to help McMinnville and Oregon become more
sustainable through pragmatic zero waste polices and civic engagement. 
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