Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Oct 20, 2020

Workers at a recycling processing center send plastics into a storage bin. We revisit our conversation with Ron Taylor of Porter County Recycling and Valparaiso University professor Julie Peller about her class study of plastics recycling and local pollution. Caren Jones with the YWCA of Northwest Indiana also talks about their 100th anniversary and the Oct. 31 virtual gala.
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Today:   We revisit our conversation with Ron Taylor with the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District and Valparaiso University professor Julie Peller on plastics pollution in the county, as found during a recent study, and add to it a recent "Morning Edition" segment about the history of how America got so deeply involved in plastics recycling.  Caren Jones with the YWCA of Northwest Indiana tells us the history of the organization that is now 100 years old.  A virtual gala celebrating the YW's 100th anniversary is coming up on Halloween.  We bring you another in our series of conversations with young Indiana activists, and more local conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.