This Friday and Saturday the City of York, CRDC Global, and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper will be hosting a series of events, including a clean-up of the Codorus Creek, an open house at CRDC, and a media event.
Volunteers are needed for the clean-up of plastics and other waste along the Codorus creek. Anyone interested should meet in the parking lot at the intersection of North Pershing Avenue and West Philadelphia Street. The clean-up will take place Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Trash bags and other necessary items will be provided.
Members of the public interested in the CRDC open house can arrive on Saturday, October 22 anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the factory’s site, 390 Eberts Lane.
A chance for media to tour the CRDC factory and ask questions will take place a day prior to the Codorus Creek clean-up and public open house.
CRDC helps recover unwanted plastics in a variety of ways, keeping plastic from the environment and landfills and incinerators. The collection process is for all types of plastic and does not require separating different types. These plastics are then converted into RESIN8, a performance-enhancing concrete additive. CRDC began in Costa Rica as part of an effort aimed at cleaning up beaches. CRDC located its first permanent factory in the United States in the City of York earlier this year. The City plans on establishing three sites for the collection of plastics for CRDC. One site for collections is already operating at the CRDC factory.
The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization focused on water quality in the Lower Susquehanna Watershed. Their stated vision is “to ensure drinkable, fishable, swimmable water on the Lower Susquehanna River” for current and future generations. Part of the Riverkeeper’s activities include organizing clean-ups throughout the watershed, including the Codorus Creek. York City Mayor Michael Helfrich was previously the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper from 2006 to 2018.
“This year is the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, one of the great accomplishments of the 1970s,” said Mayor Helfrich. “America’s waters have been incalculably improved by this landmark legislation and its amendments. Ecosystems and natural beauty have been refurbished. But there is still work to be done. So, I want to say, ‘thank you’ to anyone willing to be part of the work and invite you to join us on October 22.”
Helfrich stated further, “It is fitting that CRDC opened in the United States in a noteworthy anniversary year of the Clean Water Act. CRDC’s environmentally-friendly business model is expected to spread. We need the sort of innovation CRDC has shown as part of making our communities cleaner.”
A Full Listing of Events Follows
Friday, October 21
- Media factory tour and interviews (390 Eberts Lane) 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22
- Codorus Creek clean-up (parking lot at North Pershing Avenue and West Philadelphia Street) 9:00 a.m. to Noon
- Public open house at CRDC factory (390 Eberts Lane) 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Community appreciation event at Gift Horse Brewing Company Beer Garden (117 North George Street) 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.