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Plastic bag coup makes councillor David Shiner a sudden star

David Shiner says he didn’t come to city council on Wednesday with designs on becoming the next environmental poster boy.

But, having stunned the city by securing enough support to ban retailers from providing plastic shopping bags, the long time North York councillor was fielding calls on Thursday from television stations and defusing tongue in cheek speculation about his motives. Shiner, a Ford ally, was surprised that he was the one to move the motion that makes Toronto the first major city in Canada to ban plastic bags. (Mayor Rob Ford is trying to overturn the decision and had harsh words for his colleague on the radio.)

Emily Alfred, with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, says it goes to show that sometimes “fiscal responsibility and environmental responsibility are not at odds.”

Mr. Shiner, who as a teenager packed groceries in paper bags for a Power grocery store at Eglinton and Bathurst, has made a splash on the environmental front before.

In 1996, he showed up at the Canadian Soft Drink Association behind the wheel of a North York recycling truck full of aluminum cans and glass bottles. The stunt was meant to pressure the beverage industry to pay its share of recycling costs or institute a deposit system on bottles. “They kept telling us how great and how valuable [the cans and bottles] were and I said if they’re that valuable, you take them,” recalled Mr. Shiner, who is still incredulous that Ontario doesn’t have a deposit return system.

“Go out right now to the square and replica watches uk open the recycling box and open the garbage can, and I guarantee you’re going to find beverage containers,” said Mr. Shiner.

His plastic bags efforts have elicited mixed reviews from residents in his Willowdale ward, with lots of emails in support and some people wondering how they will manage. He says that can be solved.

“We had a chance to do something yesterday,” he said. “We had a chance to make a difference in the lives of people in Toronto and provide direction for the rest of the country.”

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Plastic bag consultation to begin

When asked what he thought the costs of a bag might be Mr Atwood said: “At least as high as what Dublin started with 10 years ago. They started at 15 cents around 12 or replica watches uk 13p.”But he can make it too high. If he stops the purchase of bags completely it would mean no funding for environmental projects. It all about striking a delicate balance, which will not be easy.”I am determined that we treat the environment as what it is: one of our most valuable assets,” he said.”The aim of this charge is to both reduce bag usage and at the same time raise revenue that would be used to provide funding for the environment and other government priorities.”This is a green initiative. It can symbolise a change of attitude, a change in culture, a change for the better.”Throw away replica watches uk bags are an eyesore and result in hidden costs which each and every one of us pays. Not only do we pay for the costs of producing them in our shopping bills, but we pay for their impact on the environment and the costs of cleaning them up.”But smaller retailers have warned that introducing such a tax on plastic bags could be harmful for some businesses in Northern Ireland.Independent Retail and Trade Association chief executive Glyn Roberts said: “NIIRTA supports measures to reduce plastic bag use but the proposed levy seems to be poorly thought through.”It unclear if it is intended to discourage plastic bag use or if it is a rev replica watches uk enue raiser. It has to do one or the other it can do both.”It will also put retailers in the position as unofficial tax collectors adding to their operating costs and an already growing red tape burden”BBC links replica watches uk Mobile siteTerms of UseAbout the BBC Advertise With UsPrivacyAccessibility Help Ad ChoicesCookiesContact the BBC Parental GuidanceBBC 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.This page is best viewed in an up to date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.