The Edson and District Recycling Society wants people to know the consequential impacts of using single-use plastics.
Two free workshops will take place tomorrow, June 20th, at the Edson Galloway Station Museum with members from various Edmonton-based recycling outlets to raise awareness about single-use plastics and address policies being adopted.
Event speaker Melissa Gorrie with Waste Free Edmonton says solutions to the problem could include making bylaws in communities.
Gorrie says single-use plastics continue to have numerous environmental and health effects on humans and animals. The workshops will aim to inform people how they can take steps in their lives to reduce the use of single-use plastics and find alternatives. The representatives will also be advising council members in attendance about potentially implementing a ban or bylaw in the future as a potential solution.
The first workshop tomorrow will take place for Edson and area councilors at 2 pm, and then a workshop for the public and youth groups will happen at 7 pm.
People can register to attend at https://edsonrecycle.com/events/single-use-workshop/ or through the Facebook event on Edson Recycling’s page.