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Controversy over Proposed Recycling Plant near Enka

What are your thoughts on the proposed state-of-the-art regional Recycling Plant on 53 acre tract of land on Pond Road near Enka?

The site of the proposed facility is within the Employment District zoning, which allows for offices, industry, storage, warehousing and wholesale trade, but neighbors are distraught about the potential increase traffic, obstruction of natural view, and altering of the rural nature in this area.

On the other hand, this proposed recycling plant, Regional Recycling Solutions, is based on European waste management standards, with the goal of bringing cleaner practices to this side of the country and inspired by the Zero-Waste initiatives in Europe. It’s a service that needs greater attention in Asheville, especially as it continues to grow and generate more waste.

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