Help us provide Greeley residents with the tools they need to decide if a plastics pyrolysis plant is a wise decision for their community.
A plastic pyrolysis plant is in the development stages in Greeley, Colorado, and while there is limited information on the proposed project, there are many concerns with plastic pyrolysis, also known as “chemical recycling.” Pyrolysis of plastics, as proposed for Greeley, can result in the release of toxins into the environment, leading to direct and indirect exposure for workers and nearby communities. Health risks related to exposure include cancer and cancer-related mortality, neurological damage, growth defects, DNA damage, endometriosis, and disruption to reproductive, immune, and respiratory systems.
Support our work over the next four months to conduct research and educate community members on this project!
We believe that the City of Greeley should pause the development of this facility in order to better understand residents’ preferences for waste diversion options before proceeding with a costly, polluting “chemical recycling” project. We need to raise $3,000 to keep our work going over these next critical few months. With your donation, Eco-Cycle will organize a campaign with partners Mi Familia Vota and Green Latinos, expanding upon the public outreach and education that we’ve already been doing while developing various ways for Greeley residents to contact their elected officials. Learn more here.