Protecting Waukesha County's Natural Resourses since 1978

WEAL

Representing the Waukesha County community for the protection of Waukesha County's natural resources through dedicated grass-roots participation and action.

Waste Issues

Lake Michigan Lakefront Near Milwaukee Art Museum   04/19/2018
Plastic and Waste Reduction
 

Single-Use plastics have become a pollution and litter problem in the United States and across the globe.  Only about 9.5% of postconsumer plastic is collected for recycling so much of the non-recycled plastic ends up ...more


WEAL joined ECO (Environmentally Conscious Organization) students at Carroll University during Earth Week 2018 to support waste reduction, recycling and to promote WEAL & ECO’s screening of “Trashed.”

Film and Bag Work group Recommendation for Hard to Recycle Plastic Film (doc)

WEAL Comments on Film Bag Work Group Recommendations (pdf)


NPR 3/31/15 - With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost