Asheville Bag Monster

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.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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