Making a Difference One Straw at a Time – Geauga Maple Leaf

New Group Aims to Help Lessen Plastic Pollution

The short-term conveniences of choosing plastic water bottles, bags and straws are often inviting.

The short-term conveniences of choosing plastic water bottles, bags and straws are often inviting. But, these same single-use plastics are having inconvenient, long-term and uninviting consequences. Geauga Plastic Coalition wants to help lessen the impact of plastics on the environment through recycling awareness, reducing plastic use and partnering with local businesses and governmental entities. “I was recently encouraged by numerous local and state initiatives to enact legislation to reduce the use and subsequent pollution from single-use plastic bags,” said GPC founder Kevin Peterca, of Chester Township. Neighboring Cuyahoga County recently passed an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags starting Jan. 1,…