Reducing The Waste Stream
Last updated 6/23/2021 at 3:41pm
With commissioners laser-focused on the land fill and the people facing higher fees and a 1.9 cent tax increase to support the landfill, maybe now is the time for commissioners to start thinking of ways to reduce the waste stream.
As I recall, the Transylvania Natural Resources Council recommended to commissioners three years ago that they pass a resolution asking businesses to voluntarily discontinue the use of single-use plastic bags, straws, and styrofoam food containers but were told there was no interest. (Plastics cannot be banned per the N.C. legislature, but they may be discourage...