For Catholics seeking to reduce their own consumption of plastics, the parish often provides a first area. Hospitality gatherings after Mass and other social events offer a chance to not only recognize how much waste a community regularly produces, but also an opportunity to do something about it.
NCR staff writer Brian Roewe's three-part series "Reducing Waste" looks at the challenge posed by plastic pollution — the theme of Earth Day 2018 — and how Catholic parishes and communities are taking steps to reduce the waste and change lifestyles.
On the show today:
- Brian Roewe, editor of Eco Catholic and NCR staff writer
- The challenge of reducing waste has been one taken up by many parishes for years, now in the spotlight with a 2018 Earth Day theme to end plastic pollution.
- In the second article in "Reducing Waste," Catholic parishes and hospitals share results from their efforts to reduce and recycle.
- Part three of "Reducing Waste" focuses on parish change beginning with awareness, bins and reminders.
- You can download a free PDF copy of the "Reducing Waste" series by signing up for NCR news emails.
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