plastic bag debate
“Today, I cast my vote as mayor at the public works and infrastructure committee to make sure we put the final nail in the coffin of this plastic bag fee once and for all,” he told reporters.
The staff report offered four options on what to do with plastic shopping bags: no mandatory fee or ban, mandatory fee, mandatory ban, or an education and communication plan. It said the five cent fee had previously been “effective” and there was a 53 per cent reduction between 2008 and 2012.
An Ipsos Reid poll mentioned in the report found 36 per cent of residents wanted no further action on plastic bags, 44 per cent wanted a five cent fee, and 19 per cent wanted a ban.
Mr. Minnan Wong said he believed the public had had enough of the plastic bag debate.
“I think from that last debate the public was exceedingly frustrated and what they said is, ‘We don’t want to have this debate anymore. Let’s move on to some of the real issues and substantial issues that this city has to deal with.'”
Councillor Janet Davis said Wednesday’s result was “sad” because the committee voted to “completely abandon probably one of the most effective waste diversion strategies we’ve had.”
Mayor Ford said Torontonians pay enough in taxes and don’t need to replica watches uk be nickel and dimed every time they go to the grocery store.
He said the city has approved the first step in developing a plan to deal with solid waste replica watches uk for the next 30 to replica watches uk 50 years, and staff will create a comprehensive waste strategy replica watches uk over the next 12 months.