“The best way to replace plastic bags is by making cloth and canvas ones. Cotton is a renewable resource.”
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Letter: Choose paper over plastic to help planet
“Even if it is something as simple as using paper bags instead of plastic bags, every little bit counts.”
Letter: Don’t legislate plastic-bag reduction
“The solution, to my mind, is to educate the public about the harm that single-use plastic bags can inflict on the environment, not to ban the use of these bags through legislation.”
Thinking green: Kudos to the city
Jane L. Laping is a member of Asheville GreenWorks’ Oakley TreeKeepers.
Council to vote on water review committee Jan. 10
Asheville City Council will consider establishing an “independent review committee to analyze the events and circumstances leading up to, and throughout the duration of, the recent prolonged water outage.” The group would evaluate Asheville’s emergency response, identify infrastructure needs and recommend policy changes to make the city more resilient.
Council to take first look at “plastic reduction” ordinance
The first phase, which could be voted on as early as December, would prohibit the use of plastic bags for curbside leaf collection.
Council subsidies could bring more than 100 affordable units to Asheville
Asheville City Council unanimously approved two different approaches to support developments aimed at increasing affordable housing.