5 cent Plastic Bags
Posted by auroracitizen on November 27, 2008
Big news today was that Toronto is trying to implement a 5 cent fee for all plastic bags used by stores as part of their strategy to divert materials away from landfill sites.
In Aurora, Councillor Al Wilson initially took a stand about garbage and recycling as a private citizen and included it as part of his election campaign.
Mayor Morris generated considerable personal press on her Right to Dry campaign.
It will be interesting to see whether either champions this program, or whether some other Councillor will take it on. If Toronto can initiate a significant change like this, why can’t Aurora. Maybe we can lead the fight for York Region.
This is as big an issue as the packaging issue that was raised in an earlier post. Regardless it will be interesting to see how our Council manages this issue.
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