Scope and Content Notes:
The Group for Recycling in Pennsylvania (GRIP) was founded in 1971 in response to the first Earth Day. Its mission is to promote recycling in order to encourage wise stewardship of natural resources and energy supplies. GRIP was a driving force behind the passage of Act 101 in 1988. Act 101 made recycling mandatory and instituted many curbside recycling programs. In 1994, GRIP merged with the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC). The records in this series date from 1988 to 2001. Pelkofer was a member of the GRIP board of directors, but does not seem to have been involved with the PRC in a similar capacity.
The materials in this series consist of various pamphlets and newsletters produced by GRIP, as well as correspondence related to group activities. There are also materials related to the activities of the PRC, including meeting notices and minutes. Additionally, there are records related to the founding of Construction Junction, a recycled materials store opened in Pittsburgh by the PRC in 1994.