The Mountain Park City Council has passed a resolution urging residents to give up single-use plastics like plastic drinking straws. PIPPALOU/MORGUEFILE.COM

Mountain Park urges residents to give up single-use plastics

The little North Fulton city of Mountain Park joined the plastic waste-reduction movement, when its city council recently passed a resolution urging residents to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics from their lives.

“In 2018 the city recycled 142 tons of trash, which is fantastic, but unfortunately the market for all plastic recycling is shrinking,” the city said in its September newsletter. “This means it is more important than ever to reduce the amount of single-use plastics we utilize each day.”

Examples given by the city include plastic straws, stirrers, water bottles, shopping bags, food wrappers, food bags, and forks, spoons and knives. Suggested alternatives include refillable water bottles, reusable cloth shopping bags, parchment and wax paper, reusable food containers, and a reusable cutlery set to carry when going out.


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