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BYEEEEE, plastics!

Hi lena,

Starting July 1st, Philly will be giving plastic bags the boot... sort of. 🚫🛍️ ICYMI legislation to ban the bag (for carryout items such as food, clothing, home goods, etc.) passed in December 2019 but was delayed due to the pandemic. The full bag ban won't happen until Oct.1st. 

Plastic bags are the most common type of litter found in our streets. It doesn't stop there - plastics make their way into our waterways, and eventually, our oceans. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. This July, we hope you join millions worldwide by declaring independence from plastics and taking the Plastic Free July Pledge.

In Hawaii, they have a “take 3” rule, where you should pick up 3 pieces of litter each time you visit a beach. If we all did that where we journeyed, how much cleaner would the world be?

To less plastic,

Al-Mudhif, a healing and environmental art installation, debuts at the Schuylkill Center this week.

The mudhif is the first Iraqi guesthouse built outside of Iraq.

City gets ready for the Plastic Bag Ban – FINALLY happening – on July 1

The city will start with signage, a lot of warning periods, until the ban takes full effect in 2022.

Peddler’s Village debuts Showtime Under the Stars

Live entertainment, food, and drinks on select weekends this summer.

Philadelphia Zoo offers Friday Night Dinos & Bites

Adults can enjoy the zoo with local beers & dinosaurs.


Weekend Quickie: Green Grilling Tips

I’d be hardpressed to think of a time when grilling is more appropriate than the week surrounding the Fourth of July.  

PECO Go 4th & Learn: Bicycle Coalition

June 28
 2:30 - 3:30pm
City Hall Courtyard
Learn More

Delaware River Kayak Tour

July 3
10:00am - 12:00pm
Glen Foerd On the Delaware
Learn More
Glass is one of the most recyclable materials in the world, yet 70% of it ends up in a landfill.

Why? The current single-stream recycling process contaminates glass with other materials, making it less viable to be re-melted in the manufacturing process.

Bottle Underground is on a mission to recirculate, recycle, downcycle and upcycle as much glass waste as possible through monthly residential pick-ups. This nonprofit and sister organization to Remark Glass plans to offer event and business partnerships soon. 
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