Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative
Porter County Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative
Porter County Plastic Waste Reduction Initiative
Working together to reduce plastic pollution in Porter County

Plastic Waste is a Current Threat to the Environment and Human Health Around the Globe

Plastic-based pollution, which does not decompose, makes up a large portion of garbage generated locally and globally. Research is beginning to show the adverse health effects of ongoing exposure to plastic materials that pollute our soil, air, and water.

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Developing Sustainable Solutions

Valparaiso University and Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County would like to work with you to develop sustainable solutions for plastic waste in our community. PCWRI would like to educate local schools and develop sustainable solutions for plastic waste by conducting a plastic audit with the students. We hope to pair up with students who care about this issue, like the school’s environmental club, student council, sciences classes, etc.

What Does the Process Look Like?

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Educational Presentations

Want to learn how to recycle better? Our team can give educational talks about recycling practices and the plastic pollution crisis.

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Observation Assessments

Our team will do a walkthrough of your building to help identify waste management improvements.

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Waste Audit Assistance

Our team will help your staff with performing a plastic waste audit, which will bring awareness to the types of plastic you are using.

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Residential Survey

If you're a resident of Porter County, take our survey to help us gather data on plastic usage in your home.

Want to Be a Part of the Solution?

Currently, this program is open to business, residents and organizations. Simply fill out this form so we can get some basic information from you!

If you have questions please contact Julie Whitaker at sustainenergy@valpo.edu

Fill out this form so we can get some basic information from you!

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