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Event to focus on reducing plastic pollution

A community conversation about reducing plastic pollution will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains in Waynesville.

The program will include four speakers. Anna Alsobrook of Mountain True will discuss microplastics in the water supply and Asheville’s ban on single-use plastic bags, Jan Jacobson of the Environmental Action Committee of WNC will share how she reduced plastic use in her home, Jeanne Forrest of The Grateful Table in Canton will discuss sustainable restaurant and business practices and Lori Stephens of the Plastic Free July initiative will address how individuals can be advocates and make a difference.

An information table offering samples and information about eliminating plastics in daily life, as well as advocacy methods, will be available. Attendees can take a quiz about their current plastic awareness and enter a drawing for a basket of sustainable products. The event is sponsored by EAC of WNC. Contact Betsy Wall with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;or 828.506.3030.

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