Pura Playa

an engineering and community driven effort to reduce plastic waste in our environment

Pura Playa is Northwestern University’s plastic waste reduction team. We are an Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) project (though students from all disciplines are welcome to join) that aims to address plastic use in our community and its effect on the environment.

Our method is to educate ourselves and our community about plastic pollution and reduce plastic usage at Northwestern University, through PROJECTS, OUTREACH, and ACTIVISM.

We are currently working on the Northwestern Thinks Outside the Bottle campaign, encouraging the University to go bottled water-free. We are also working on a recycling project and a microplastic filtration project.

If you’re interested in what we do, please email us at puraplayanu@gmail.com!

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