Thursday, July 26, 2018

PA Resources Council 2017 Annual Report Highlights Work In Litter Prevention, Collection Events, Zero Waste, Recycling, Watershed Protection, Education

The PA Resources Council Thursday released a copy of its 2017 Annual Report which highlights the Council’s accomplishments in litter prevention, household hazardous waste and hard-to-recycle collection events, zero waste services, watershed protection, education and much more.
Among the 2017 highlights are--
--  Celebrating the 15th anniversary of PRC’s hard to recycle and household chemical events, which collected 700,000+ pounds of electronic waste, tires, household chemicals and more — solidifying PRC’s position as the leader in this important area;
-- Hosting successful Act 101 recycling roundtables at both ends of the Commonwealth that engaged recycling industry stakeholders and local citizens in discussions about the future of funding recycling in Pennsylvania;
-- Expanding PRC’s work in watershed stewardship and stormwater management as a partner in the William Penn Foundation Delaware River Watershed Initiative;
-- Reaching approximately 600,000 citizens via Zero Waste Pennsylvania at community events, institutions and more;
-- Engaging 1,000+ citizens from 87 neighborhoods regarding litter prevention and community cleanups through Not in Philly — a project nominated for a SustainPHL Award;
-- Initiating the Stream Smart Stormwater House Call Audit Program and conducting 45 audits in the Darby-Cobbs Watershed to educate property owners on best practices to manage stormwater and protect local water quality;
-- Installing 10 rain gardens in Haverford Township through the Hav-a-Rain Garden Program;
-- Hosting a sell-out crowd at PRC’s 3rd annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival held in partnership with Allegheny CleanWays.
Click Here for a copy of the report.
Of course, all this would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of PRC’s former Executive Director Robert Jondreau who passed away in May.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on Facebook.  Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.
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