Move Past Plastic, MPP
Sponsored by TLC Foundation
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Welcome “Antonio Gramsci famously imparted: “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.” Who is MPP and what do we do? Move Past Plastic (MPP) is a grassroots organization in central Pennsylvania sponsored by TLC Foundation, founded June 7th, 2021. We are a conglomeration of individuals, businesses, and organizations.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6p.m.

Mission:

To help communities understand the complexities of the single use plastic (SUP) crisis and move toward a regenerative economy by offering resources, education, and support to businesses and municipal governance to change legislation, ordinances, other rule making, use SUP alternatives, decrease consumption and waste.

Vision:

Promote moving away from single use plastics and toward a regenerative, circular economy that has a mutualistic relationship with nature and a respect for all people.

We are in this together

Learn more about PFAS and how you can

protect your drinking water. Participate in

the PFAS Campaign.

Fund Raiser for MPP

Art by Janak Narayan

MMP's three main working groups are: Legislation, Public Awareness/Education, and Research. We place an emphasis on acting locally to support and promote the efforts of many partnering organizations and businesses. MPP supports the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act which supports extended producer responsibility. It is important to network with companies who use alternatives to plastic packing and products. It is more important to move away from a disposable, consumption base economy to a regenerative, circular economy by encouraging the passing of new legislation that supports infrastructure, design, and funding for products that can be reused, repaired, and recycled. We focus on issues for creating social and environmental justice. We give people and groups a forum to join together to make connections and build a community to address the Single Use Plastic (SUP) crisis.

Please Participate in the public comment

Join Move Past Plastic, MPP, to tell the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, BSDW, to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution. Establishing strict drinking water regulations and protections that include testing for PFAS in our drinking water is critical to our health. PFAS chemicals are highly toxic to human and environmental health. PFAS contaminants accumulate in our environment including groundwater and surface water. These chemicals are found in common everyday personal care items, clothing, carpets, plastics, food packaging and our water.

Ensure Safe Drinking Water presentation.

This presentation introduces the Engaging Municipalities in the PFAS Campaign toolkit and the resources held within it. (Select one date and time) 3/21 12-1pm 3/21 6-7pm There will be a fifteen-minute presentation about what PFAS are, their history, what environmental and health harms they cause, what the PA DEP and the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have done and are doing, and why we need to test for their presence in our drinking and wastewater. We will introduce you to a Toolkit that will help you notify your municipal governing leaders and water specialist to engage them in PFAS education and request the municipality tests for PFAS in their drinking water and wastewater. Items in the toolkit will include: MPP PFAS Campaign Goals, PFAS Talking Point for Municipalities, State-by-State Regulation of PFAS Substances in Drinking Water, Building a Directory Toolkit, Potential PFAS Contamination Sites Maps, Laboratory Testing: EPA and DEP Certified Labs and How to Test for PFAS, MPP Testimony, Media Toolkit, PFAS Talking Points Toolkit to write to the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, BSDW, during public comment (2/26/22 - 4/26/22), Municipal PFAS Intro Presentation Slides with notes, Video of Presentation, How to Avoid Sources of PFAS, Solutions for PFAS contamination Following the presentation, you will be guided to maps to find potential PFAS contamination sites near you. Locate your Watershed Finally, you will be connected with an accredited lab for PFAS testing on well water. Who should attend this program? Municipal governing leaders Environmental organizations Water Specialist (drinking and wastewater, MS4 coordinators) Watershed organizations Military Firefighters or airport workers Agricultural farmers and workers Compost Facilities Students Pregnant woman or families with children Businesses Residents What does it mean to subscribe to be a member? A member is an individual that wants to be informed about the single use plastic (SUP) crisis. You are welcome to attend monthly meetings, and contribute to solving this problem in any capacity you are able. Your commitment can be learning more about the problem from visiting this site and receiving emails and resources from Move Past Plastic. It can include signing petitions or being involved in some one or more of the organizational groups: Legislative, Public Awareness/Education, or Research. We respect your right to enjoy nature, your families, jobs and other life responsibilities. MPP is a NO judgement zone. We humbly accept and are grateful for contributions you can make.

Benefits of being a member:

Receive meetings times and locations Availability to resources, education, and networking Receive and contribute to the newsletter Receive emails related to SUPs, and supporting a regenerative economy Receive information about ways you can help, i.e. petitions, letters to editor, write legislation, write to legislators, education outreach, and research etc. Ability to request presentations Participate in and influence MPP initiatives Opportunity to fund MPP initiatives Opportunity to be a fiscal sponsor Your organization's/ company's logo added to the MPP website We welcome any individual, business, or organization to become a member and contribute in any capacity you are able. Questions/Concerns/Likes Contact tamela.trussell@gmail.com 717-713-5890

PA Constitution - Article 1 Section 27

Natural resources and the public estate.

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

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Move Past Plastic, MPP
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Welcome “Antonio Gramsci famously imparted: “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.” Who is MPP and what do we do? Move Past Plastic (MPP) is a grassroots organization in central Pennsylvania sponsored by TLC Foundation, founded June 7th, 2021. We are a conglomeration of individuals, businesses, and organizations.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6p.m.

Mission:

To help communities understand the complexities of the single use plastic (SUP) crisis and move toward a regenerative economy by offering resources, education, and support to businesses and municipal governance to change legislation, ordinances, other rule making, use SUP alternatives, decrease consumption and waste.

Vision:

Promote moving away from single use plastics and toward a regenerative, circular economy that has a mutualistic relationship with nature and a respect for all people.

We are in this together

Learn more about PFAS and how you

can protect your drinking water.

Participate in the PFAS Campaign.

Fund Raiser for MPP

Art by Janak Narayan

MMP's three main working groups are: Legislation, Public Awareness/Education, and Research. We place an emphasis on acting locally to support and promote the efforts of many partnering organizations and businesses. MPP supports the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act which supports extended producer responsibility. It is important to network with companies who use alternatives to plastic packing and products. It is more important to move away from a disposable, consumption base economy to a regenerative, circular economy by encouraging the passing of new legislation that supports infrastructure, design, and funding for products that can be reused, repaired, and recycled. We focus on issues for creating social and environmental justice. We give people and groups a forum to join together to make connections and build a community to address the Single Use Plastic (SUP) crisis.

Please Participate in the public comment

Join Move Past Plastic, MPP, to tell the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, BSDW, to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution. Establishing strict drinking water regulations and protections that include testing for PFAS in our drinking water is critical to our health. PFAS chemicals are highly toxic to human and environmental health. PFAS contaminants accumulate in our environment including groundwater and surface water. These chemicals are found in common everyday personal care items, clothing, carpets, plastics, food packaging and our water.

Ensure Safe Drinking Water

presentation.

This presentation introduces the Engaging Municipalities in the PFAS Campaign toolkit and the resources held within it. (Select one date and time) 3/21 12-1pm 3/21 6-7pm There will be a fifteen-minute presentation about what PFAS are, their history, what environmental and health harms they cause, what the PA DEP and the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have done and are doing, and why we need to test for their presence in our drinking and wastewater. We will introduce you to a Toolkit that will help you notify your municipal governing leaders and water specialist to engage them in PFAS education and request the municipality tests for PFAS in their drinking water and wastewater. Items in the toolkit will include: MPP PFAS Campaign Goals, PFAS Talking Point for Municipalities, State-by-State Regulation of PFAS Substances in Drinking Water, Building a Directory Toolkit, Potential PFAS Contamination Sites Maps, Laboratory Testing: EPA and DEP Certified Labs and How to Test for PFAS, MPP Testimony, Media Toolkit, PFAS Talking Points Toolkit to write to the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, BSDW, during public comment (2/26/22 - 4/26/22), Municipal PFAS Intro Presentation Slides with notes, Video of Presentation, How to Avoid Sources of PFAS, Solutions for PFAS contamination Following the presentation, you will be guided to maps to find potential PFAS contamination sites near you. Locate your Watershed Finally, you will be connected with an accredited lab for PFAS testing on well water. Who should attend this program? Municipal governing leaders Environmental organizations Water Specialist (drinking and wastewater, MS4 coordinators) Watershed organizations Military Firefighters or airport workers Agricultural farmers and workers Compost Facilities Students Pregnant woman or families with children Businesses Residents What does it mean to subscribe to be a member? A member is an individual that wants to be informed about the single use plastic (SUP) crisis. You are welcome to attend monthly meetings, and contribute to solving this problem in any capacity you are able. Your commitment can be learning more about the problem from visiting this site and receiving emails and resources from Move Past Plastic. It can include signing petitions or being involved in some one or more of the organizational groups: Legislative, Public Awareness/Education, or Research. We respect your right to enjoy nature, your families, jobs and other life responsibilities. MPP is a NO judgement zone. We humbly accept and are grateful for contributions you can make.

Benefits of being a member:

Receive meetings times and locations Availability to resources, education, and networking Receive and contribute to the newsletter Receive emails related to SUPs, and supporting a regenerative economy Receive information about ways you can help, i.e. petitions, letters to editor, write legislation, write to legislators, education outreach, and research etc. Ability to request presentations Participate in and influence MPP initiatives Opportunity to fund MPP initiatives Opportunity to be a fiscal sponsor Your organization's/ company's logo added to the MPP website We welcome any individual, business, or organization to become a member and contribute in any capacity you are able. Questions/Concerns/Likes Contact tamela.trussell@gmail.com 717-713- 5890

PA Constitution - Article 1 Section

27

Natural resources and the public estate.

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

Is this being

done?

.