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Avondale Campaign To Encourage Residents To Produce Less Waste

Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste. It kicks off Oct. 21.

The campaign is a five-day challenge where residents will be asked to reduce their waste in different ways, including not using plastic bags or straws.

The city is trying to spread awareness to the community and limit contribution to landfills. 

Hether Krause, the Environmental and Sustainability program manager with the city of Avondale, said “landfill space is of concern especially with the change in the recycling commodities and how were not able to get a lot of our recyclable materials to be recycled because of the change in the market."

Krause said the city plans to run this campaign annually and hopes residents think twice about using nonreusable materials.

Nakiesha Johnson is in her last semester at Arizona State University, studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She joined KJZZ as a news intern for fall 2019.Johnson recently worked for Cronkite News as a social media producer, helping manage and post content for social media platforms. She also reported the weather every Wednesday.Johnson, who has lived in Arizona most of her life, hopes to be able to cover news in other states. Her goal is to become a talk show host who reaches out to young adults.