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2/6/2020 ZWP Meeting Notes


2/6/2020 meeting overview:

We met at RI State House for this meeting. There were hearings for 4 important environmental bills, including a statewide plastic bag ban!


BAGS:

-Continue to restock 9 Providence Libraries with bags (as needed)

-Next "Sew-In" scheduled for Saturday, Feb 22nd from 10am-4pm at the Renaissance Church, 184 Broad Street, Providence RI. Please RSVP via Facebook

-Keep an eye out for any upcoming news on the state-wide plastic bag ban


Subcommittee Updates:

RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING & RESTAURANT COMPOSTING GROUP (next ZWP Composting Sub Group meeting is Feb 19 from 5-7pm at Urban Greens):

-Continuing to work on residential composting pilot;

-"100 by 2020" goal continues. Please ask your favorite restaurants if they compost. If they already do, let ZWP know so we can add them to our growing list!

-ZWP compostable sticker for composting restaurants are now on display at composting restaurants!

OUTREACH/COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (next ZWP Outreach Sub Group meeting is Feb 13 from 6:30-7:30pm at Urban Greens):

-Posting upcoming events and 100 by 2020 restaurant highlights

-Communicating upcoming ZWP events and planning


EVENTS GROUP:

-This is a new sub group - please contact us if you are interested in leading this group!


LEGISLATIVE GROUP:

-Planning and prepping for Styrofoam Ban campaign (ask about how you can be involved)!

NEXT ZWP MEETING IS THURSDAY, February 27th at 6:30pm

498 Pine Street, Providence, RI


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