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Sophie Zaken discusses Recycling, Upcycling, Decycling and waste management with Jane Patton (No Waste NOLA) and Joseph A. Colon (YLC Recycles); followed by an update from a Healthy Gulf
Jane Patton- No Waste NOLA (No waste LA dot org), US coordinator of Break Free From Plastic, Arc GNO
No Waste Louisiana is an alliance dedicated to bringing waste prevention policies and community practices to its local chapters around the state of Louisiana. Together, we can move Louisiana away from landfill, and protect our neighborhoods, bayous, and parks from litter and pollution.
Joseph A. Colon of YLC Recycles who works as a New Orleans city planner (YLCNOLA.org) (Facebook, Website) YLC Recycles is a project through the Young Leadership Council that engages volunteers interested in helping New Orleans become a greener place to live. Their Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative had a successful pilot in 2018, which kept 2,500 lbs of beads, 10,000 cans, and 2,000 plastic bottles out of Louisiana landfills from just one day of parades!