Plastic Waste: Impacts and Ideas

Free talk on plastic waste in Johnson County will be held online Oct. 7

Plastic waste is found in the depths of the oceans, on the world’s highest peaks and everywhere in between.

People throughout Johnson County are invited to attend an online panel discussion on “Plastic Waste: Impacts and Ideas” that will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Pre-registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmvuoVpaSLii3g7AaR4WeQ

Area waste and sustainability experts will discuss environmental impacts, how and where plastics are processed and what residents can do to have a positive impact at the local level. A question-and-answer session will follow the panelists’ presentations, and attendee questions will be welcomed. Pre-registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmvuoVpaSLii3g7AaR4WeQ

The speakers will be Jane Wilch, recycling coordinator for the City of Iowa, along with Blake Rupe and Beth MacKenzie, who are both sustainability program managers for the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

This event is hosted by Johnson County’s Green Team, an internal staff committee, and will be using automated English-language captioning.

For more information, or to request disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact the Green Team at greenteam@johnsoncountyiowa.gov or (319) 356-6083. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at