Earth Month initiative is result of engagement by Central Ohio Reuse Coalition

The Central Ohio Reuse Coalition (CORC) will proudly join Columbus City Councilman Emmanuel V. Remy at this evening’s council meeting where Councilman Remy will sponsor a resolution committing the city to a reduction of plastic in Central Ohio and to encourage community members, organizations, and businesses to commit to plastic reduction. This follows CORC’s meeting with Councilman Remy where coalition representatives presented Remy with a draft resolution and requested his sponsorship.

The resolution comes just after Earth Day, and demonstrates the city’s commitment to reducing plastic, protecting the health of its citizens, and diverting waste from the landfill.

The resolution is a direct result of CORC’s advocacy work at the city level. CORC founder and Director, Douglas Calem will speak on behalf of the organization at the council meeting this evening. Calem explains, “Reuse can be an individual choice, such as bringing your own bags when shopping or your own cup when buying coffee. But reuse is also a structural solution to plastic reduction when it is supported by a reuse infrastructure that creates circular economy jobs. CORC looks forward to working with Chairman Remy, and the entire City Council to come up

with practical policies and ordinances to reduce plastic and accelerate reuse."

CORC is part of a growing network of reuse coalitions across the country which have spearheaded resolutions, ordinances, and policies promoting reuse and the reduction of plastic waste.

About CORC

Central Ohio Reuse Coalition is made up of nonprofits, local sustainability groups, green businesses, faith-based organizations and committed individuals who live and work in Central Ohio. CORC envisions a Central Ohio where the reuse of food and drink containers in businesses and schools is the model of choice and is supported by a reuse infrastructure.

CORC is proud to be a chapter of the Austin-based Plastic Reduction Project.