On Tuesday, September 24, you can learn what you can do about the overwhelming amount of plastic that is filling our landfills, killing marine life and being absorbed in our bodies at a free program presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. It will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road.
The program, “What You Can Do About the Plastic Pollution Crisis,” features Claire Arkin of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Burlingame Council Member Michael Brownrigg, Jennifer Lee of the City of Burlingame, and a representative from Recology. It will be presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and is cosponsored by the City of Burlingame. Admission is free.
At GAIA, Claire Arkin works at the front line of the plastic pollution problem. She recently led a global project called “Discarded” that documents stories of plastic recycling and waste trade in Southeast Asia, and she participated in a conference on food packaging and health called “Unwrapped.” Council Member Brownrigg will give updates on state efforts aimed at reducing plastic, Jennifer Lee will discuss a proposed disposable foodware ordinance that Burlingame is considering and will show plastic alternatives, and the Recology spokesperson will answer questions about recycling and composting.
UPCOMING – Final 2019 Green Program on Hot Topics:
Thursday, October 17 – New Technology That Can Save Water, Energy and Money, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Learn from experts about some of the latest advances in energy and water efficiency that will cut usage and slash your utility bills. This program will include information about solar alternatives, heat pumps for heating and air conditioning, water leak detection devices and using biowaste to generate energy.
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