Plastics Pollution Project

History of the Plastics Pollution Project

The first Plastics Pollution Project meeting happened in October 2007 when Amy Chovnick, a project leader for East Hills 4-H decided to run a project learning and doing something about plastics pollution. We learned about the Great Pacific Gyre, ways to lower our plastic use, and much more. East Hills has had a Plastics project ever since, and with the problem of plastic pollution larger than ever before, we have a lot to do!

We’ll post some resources and examples of our past work soon, but in the meantime, see below for information about this year’s project and the upcoming Coastal Cleanup, happening on September 18th, 2021, from 9 am – 12 noon.

2020-2021 Plastic Project

we are going to start Plastics with some beach clean-ups on our time and schedule, since Coastal Cleanup will not be happening on the usual 3rd Saturday of September, but they are doing a modified cleanup where you select your own shoreline and your own day in September.