“Waste Not, Why Not!” Presented by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council

For immediate release
Media contact: Brian Eden, EMC Chair, 607-272-8595

Waste Not, Why Not!

When: Thursday, October 18th, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
101 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Presented by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council

We are experiencing a global garbage crisis resulting in increasing environmental contamination and degradation. Come and learn about the great programs that we have in Tompkins County for reducing and recycling our waste.

Toward a Zero Waste Future: Barb Eckstrom, Director of Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management, will discuss plastics and food scrap recycling. Robin Elliott, Philanthropy Coordinator of Finger Lakes ReUse, will address the reuse and sale of donated consumer goods.

Whither Our Waste Goest?: Kris Singer, Chair, Ontario County Planning and Environmental Quality Committee, and Carla Jordan, Ontario County Planning Department, will discuss community concerns with the Ontario County Landfill.

The Waste Reduction Committee of the Environmental Management Council will present a PowerPoint on plastic waste reduction and the proposed ban on single-use thin film plastic shopping bags in Tompkins County.

The Environmental Management Council seeks your input on these topics, and attendees will have an opportunity to offer their suggestions on actions that may further reduce the negative environmental impact of our waste disposal practices.

Refreshments will be provided!

View this press release as a PDF.

  • October 18, 2018
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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