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Contact:
Melody Tennant, melodytennant100@gmail.com

The Waste Prevention Committee works with many organizations in Rockbridge County with the common goal of protecting our natural environment by preventing waste.

After successfully advocating for revival of a recycling program in Lexington, the committee worked to raise citizen awareness of pervasive plastic waste, culminating in a July campaign to “Choose to Refuse Single Use Plastics.” Specifically, they:

  • Collected plastic waste from 105 volunteer households for the month of May to illuminate the scope of the problem in Rockbridge County
  • Distributed cloth bags to reduce use of disposable plastic bags
  • Solicited pledges from individuals to cut back on their use of plastic bags and packaging
  • Worked with local governments and businesses to reduce their plastic consumption

The WRC will meet on September 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the RACC office to decide next steps. Anyone passionate about this problem is welcome to attend.

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