((ASHLEY)) BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS… THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE IS EXPLORING THE IDEA OF REDUCING SINGLEá USE PLASTICS. RIGHT NOW THEY’RE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT THROUGH ONLINE SURVEYS. SINGLEáUSE PLASTICS INCLUDE SHOPPING BAGS, PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS AND UTENSILS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO RECYCLE AND COMPOST. IN MAY, THE FAYETTEVILLE CITY COUNCIL PASSED AN ORDINANCE BANNING THE PURCHASE OF STYROFOAM PRODUCTS WITH CITY MONEY. THE DATA COLLECTED WILL BE USED TO LOOK INTO WHETHER THIS KIND OF CITY WIDE BAN WOULD BE FEASIBLE. Peter Nierengarten, Environment Director, City of Fayetteville 07;08;15;20 “So, we have a resident and visitor survey that asks for their input and feedback and opinion on regulating those items. And we also have the business survey cause we recognize this will definitely have a business impact if the council does decide to regulate any of these items. Both of those surveys are online, we’re hoping to get as much feedback from as many folks as possible ” ((ASHLEY)) A RESOLUTION PASSED JUNE 4, ASKED FAYETTEVILLE MAYOR LIONELD JORDAN AND CITY EMPLOYEES TO WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE AND OTHER LEADERS, TO STUDY THE ISSUE AND SUGGEST POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES. ((BOB)) 76 NEVER FELT SO YOUNG! ONE MAN PROVING THAT AGE IS JUST A NUMBER.

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