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Weigh in on Asheville’s single-use plastic plan

The city survey runs through April 30.

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Plastic bags may not be an option at local grocery stores a few years from now.

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Remember the single-use plastic ban we discussed last September? Over the last few months, the proposal has become more official.

Starting this August, the use of plastic bags for curbside leaf litter will be officially prohibited. And now, after conducting a few internal focus groups, the city is exploring additional single-use plastic reduction strategies, paying special attention to plastic used at point-of-sale situations and for to-go food containers.

To that end, the city has launched a short, seven-question survey for residents and business owners that will run now through Sunday, April 30. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Russian.

This feedback will help inform the city’s next steps on a potentially more widespread single-use plastic ban (expect that to roll out in Fall 2023). For more context, check out the city website.