K-State, Partners Work to Keep Toxic Metals out of Landfills

Jessica Reffner, a Kansas State University student has made the task of keeping toxic metals out of landfills in southeast Kansas her mission. In collaboration with K-State’s Pollution Prevention Institute, Jessica works with national and local hardware stores and lumber companies to make consumers aware of safe ways to dispose of products that contain toxic metals. This initiative is gaining a lot of momentum as the K-State senior works to raise awareness to surrounding communities, increase participation, and minimize hazardous releases to the environment.

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