Porter County Recycling Announces America Recycles Day Plans

Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will appear at Strack and Van Til stores Tuesday November 15th, 2022 to highlight America Recycles Day, a holiday that recognizes the importance and impact of recycling and reducing waste. The team says it will visit the following three Strack and Van Til locations in Porter County:
Valparaiso North on North Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN, 9-10am.
Portage on Central Ave, Portage, IN, 10:30-11:30 am.
Chesterton on Pioneer Trail, Chesterton, IN, 12noon-1pm.
A news release said shoppers will be taught the effects of plastic contamination and guidelines to commonly asked questions, and reusable shopping bags will be distributed during this time in efforts to reduce plastic bag consumption and promote reuse. Limitations may apply; one bag per family.
The display will foreshadow future projects surrounding plastic bag reduction in Porter County.
“Strack and Van Til has encouraged plastic bag waste reduction by offering shoppers a discount to bring in their own shopping bags. We look forward to increasing awareness further,”  said David Wilkinson, Strack and Van Til Chief Operating Officer.
For more information on Porter County collection news and events, contact the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County at (219) 465-3694, or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.