‘One less thing they can throw out their window:’ Halifax looks into banning plastic bags – CanadaPosted on February 3, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Halifax’s environmental committee asked for a staff report looking at options to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic shopping bags in the municipality.
Coun. Tony Mancini made the motion at Thursday’s meeting of the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee, asking for a staff report looking at “various options to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic shopping bags in the municipality,” including a complete ban, a partial ban, or a fee per bag.
Mancini told the committee he’s concerned about the number of plastic bags ending up in the municipality’s waterways and impacting wildlife, and he just wants staff to look at what can be done.
This is becoming an easier decision every day. A ban or a charge doesn’t really matter, it gets the same results. Bag use drops substantially. which is what is needed. We don’t need these disposable bags.