Philly Talks Trash, Series 1: Rethinking Waste The Story of Plastic and the Circular Economy

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The first program of The Series is a participant discussion of “The Story of Plastic”, an Emmy Award-winning documentary that registrants will watch before we gather online.  In addition, during the Jan. 20th program, as a group we will view a film on the circular economy.  Both films provide the context for the Series which will be previewed during the first session.  The discussion will be led by Maurice Sampson, Chair, PNN Environmental Action Committee, and Alisa Shargorodsky, Chair, Plastic Reduction Task Force of Weavers Way Food Co-op.

Registrants will receive a link to watch The Story of Plastics film at their convenience through January 20th.

Please register in advance. Free and open to everyone.

Philly Talks Trash: A Virtual Series on Waste is a collaboration between the Philadelphia Neighborhood Network’s Environment Action Committee and the Plastic Reduction Task Force of Weavers Way Co-op. Monthly programs will be offered featuring representatives from nonprofits, government programs, and businesses that are working to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling in the Greater Philadelphia region. Topics will include single-use plastics, food waste and recovery, packaging, recycling, incineration, litter and dumping. Each program will take place on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Upcoming Programs:

February 17 - Food: Waste Reduction and Recovery

March 17 - Incineration: Why Philly Needs to top Sending our Trash to Chester

April 21 - Growing Circular Reuse Models in Foodservice and Grocery

May 19 - Managing Food Waste at Home

June 16 - Litter and Dumping (Fugitive Waste)

July 21 - Philly's Trash and Recycling Crisis

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