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Tamworth, NH is one of countless communities around the world struggling with plastic waste. But what is plastic exactly and why is it problematic for humans and the environment? What can we do about it? Join us at this forum featuring community leaders, organizations and scientists who are tackling the issue of plastics and find out about the latest research, legislation, and possible solutions. Tara Schroeder and Jill Emerson from the Green Mountain Conservation Group, members of the Tamworth Recycling Project and former Selectman Willie Farnum of Tamworth will share some perspectives on plastics, from its history and chemistry to its ecological and human impacts. Presentations will include findings from current microplastics research in the Ossipee Watershed, followed by a presentation of the financial and social impacts on communities and local solutions. A series of short presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion. This program is a collaboration between GMCG, Chocorua Lake Conservancy, the Cook Memorial Library, Conway Public Library, and the Tamworth Recycling Project. This program is made possible in part by the support of The Dorr Foundation and NH Moose Plate Conservation Grant Fund to support GMCG’s Less Plastic Initiative in 2021-2023.