Melody Tennant, email@example.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.