Plastic bag fee unfair to consumers
After Toronto 5 cent plastic bag fee was rescinded by that council July 1, Silvio Panza expected to stop paying the across the board.
But that has turned out not to be the case.
don know why I was paying it in the first place, the 45 year old Woodbridge resident said. does a decision made in Toronto affect my life? I was paying the tax in some places and still replica watches uk am. Mr. Panza, the gripe is not about the nickel he asked to spend on the bags, or is it about companies charging for the bags.
Instead, it about the policy not to share the garnered profits from the bag fee with the consumers who are spending the money.
He said since the levy was removed two weeks ago he has stopped paying for bags at Dollarama, but is still paying at Fortinos and No Frills.
a huge cash cow for them, he added. is starting to look more and more like it about these huge corporations getting more money from customers. If I am paying for more greenspace for kids or planting trees, I be fine with it (the fee). Unfortunately, we don know where it all goes, it just not transparent. of posting the amount for all shoppers to see, companies, including Loblaws, which has instituted replica watches uk the tax across the country in a bid to reduce waste, has remained secretive about the amount of money it collects.
After being contacted by The Citizen about the bag fees and what happens with the money, the company released an e mailed statement yesterday saying that its shopping bag policy has been based on respect for the environment, not a consequence of a municipal bylaw
It said the policy has been a huge success, reducing the number of plastic bags by 3.8 billion or 71 per cent nationally.
As part of the program, it has also donated $4 million over four years to various environmental initiatives.
who choose to pay for plastic shopping bags can do so knowing that partial proceeds from our charge for plastic shopping bag program support World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada initiatives, including the replica watches uk Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, National Sweater Day and Green CommUnity School Grants. Panza said he understands why No Frills charges for bags, consideri replica watches uk ng it has been doing so since 1987 as part of its corporate branding.
But he added he was unhappy with Fortinos and Canadian Superstore policies.
feel as though they should just abolish the plastic bag and go back to paper or list how much they are earning, said the father of three. good to know that they are contributing something, but now the focus should shift to keeping the customer informed. none of the supermarkets have released information in regards to how much has been generated from the fee, a Toronto City Council report estimated that after costs, the net annual revenue across the city, assuming all bags are paid for by the consumer, is $5.4 million.