2015-03-12 / Opinion

Event Recycling Needed

To the Editor:

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Newport County, I would like to voice our support for the proposal from Newport’s Energy and Environment Commission for mandatory recycling at public events.

Since the 1960s, the League of Women Voters has been a strong voice for environmental protection and pollution control, and we strongly support efforts by city government to reduce the amount of solid waste created in Newport.

The plan offered by the Energy and Environment Commission is well thought out and does not put onerous demands on event sponsors. We urge the Newport City Council to adopt this plan.

Susan Wells, President
League of Women Voters
Newport County

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