Asheville Bag Monster, the mascot for Asheville GreenWorks, wears a costume made of 500 plastic bags. “I’m going around showing people what 500 bags looks like,” he says. “That’s the number that the average American uses in a year, and 95-percent of those bags end up in the landfill. So we’re encouraging people to refuse plastic, and if you have to use plastic, absolutely recycle it.”
America Recycles Day takes place Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Greenlife Grocery.
Learn more about the Bag Monster here.