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Asheville Switch from Plastic to Paper

Biltmore Village merchants and restaurants are creating history in Asheville as the first united group of enterprise owners vowing to use plastic luggage no longer.

The non-profit Asheville Green Works spearheaded the effort, sending out a name for events to join a plastic reduction task force. Hillman Beer, one of those who answered the call, is on it is remaining order of plastic straws and cups and is already plastic bag free.

“Just in the few months past, we bought a survey from the Historic Biltmore Village Association, of which we’re members of,” Hillman Beer’s Brandi Hillman mentioned.

She stated the business was intrigued by the concept to become plastic bag free. It was one thing she and her family, who personal the brewery together, wished to do.

The business converted about a month ago.

Sherrye Coggiola, a long-time owner of The Cantina at Biltmore Village, said paper luggage might cost barely more; however, it’s the course the restaurant wants to go.

Businesses from Chico’s to Village Wayside Bar and Grille to Lululemon, Corner Kitchen and more are making the switch.

The retailers’ affiliation had reached out to Green Works about green efforts.

“They’d approached us two years prior and stated we wish to do something,” Green Works Eric Bradford mentioned. “Now, we have 32 companies and rising within the association that’s transferring away from plastic bags.”

Paper gift bags have been the norm for years at Porter and Prince, a linen and gift store.

“We also reuse our corrugated boxes,” Lydia Tardiff said.

It takes a village of merchants to take a stand and ban plastic baggage in companies.

The ban is voluntary; however, the hope is that this transfer will inspire different metropolis companies to comply.

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