Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

report for March

 

1) Reduce. 

This is elimination of single use plastic, most notably bags, and, over the year of our existence, initially meant (and ongoing efforts continue) personal outreach, in person and email contact, with local and other businesses but is tending toward statewide legal remedies and, therefore, involvement with other environmental groups, ie MountainTrue, Asheville GreenWorks, NC Plastic Waste Coalition.

Who are needed are committee extenders to keep in contact with the activities of other groups and (potentially and post-Covid) local businesses.

 

2) Reuse.

We have concentrated on composting promoting, so far through instructional videos and a single gathering at the composting efforts ongoing at Grace Church, individual efforts/backyard composting while investigating, through contacts with a countywide pilot program in Henderson County and a multi-state private composting business in Buncombe County, larger residential and/or, aspirationally, countywide composting. The larger project is very early stage.

Who we need are, again, post-Covid, preachers/teachers, investigators, grant finders and writers.

 

3) Recycle.

We have worked with county government and its solid waste division to improve correct recycling efforts getting placed at convenience centers large “correct recycling” instructional banners and the results will take a while to evaluate and we’ll continue from there.

Who are needed are, possibly, on the spot (convenience centers) educators.