Ask Buncombe County Commissioners to Ban Plastic Bags

     Buncombe County Residents use over 132 million single use plastic bags every year. These bags clutter our roadways, end up in our storm drains, and pollute our waterways. Over 500 local governments and several states across the country have passed bans on certain single-use plastics. Buncombe County needs to take the lead in banning plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers and cups. Email Buncombe County Commissioners and ask them to pass a Plastic Pollution Ordinance that would ban the use of plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam cups by fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers.

     Also plan to attend the Buncombe County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 5 PM to show your support for a plastic bag ban.  There will be a rally in front of the County Commission Building, 200 College Street, at 4 PM and the meeting is upstairs on the third floor.

Contact Ken Brame with the WNC Sierra Club for more info: 828-423-8045