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Plastics are polluting our air and water by their production and usage. Many of us are concerned for human and wildlife health as well as environmental contaminations. What can we do? The Izaak Walton League of Allegheny County is offering a free educational presentation to help in learning how to refuse, recycle and reuse plastics.  A short film is shown followed by a discussion, including Q/A.  Handouts for tips on recycling and alternatives to single-use plastic are offered.  We do presentations for Senior Centers, Schools, Church and Children’s groups, borough councils, and any community organization of concerned citizens.

As most ordinary folks are told nothing by the mainstream media and have no idea about this pollution tsunami in the works, we must mount a massive grassroots educational campaign to inform them.  Film showings, space rentals, and literature to hand out at these events cost money.

Please consider donating to our continuing and mounting effort to educate the public. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, your contributions are tax-deductible.

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The Allegheny County IWLA has partnered with GoFundMe Charity to have an online platform where supporters can donate directly to the Chapter.

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Donate by Mail

The Allegheny County IWLA accepts also donations through the mail.

Allegheny County IWLA
c/o Mike Stout
4223 Willow Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Please make checks payable to
“Allegheny County IWLA”

With the new petrochemical plant just north of Pittsburgh in Beaver County on the Ohio River set to begin operating in early 2020, as well as 4 other plants in various planning stages for this area, this ‘microplastic problem’ in our waterways as well as on land will grow to catastrophic proportions.  Cancer rates, already abnormally high in Western PA especially among our younger folks, will skyrocket everywhere. Each new facility is earmarked to produce 2.2 million tons of plastic nurdles to be shipped to various facilities in the U.S. and around the globe. It is estimated that 10-15% of these nurdles will spill and end up on our land and in our waterways in transportation. Each new facility will require one thousand new fracking wells to be drilled (we already have 17,000 in PA alone.) More than 300 plants have been licensed to be built over the next decade. We are going full speed ahead right off a cliff to extinction.