|reply to Bob |
Re: Toronto Plastic Bag Ban Upheld
That's the issue,the bylaw that got repealed, said that stores must offer a "free" alternative to plastic bags, such as boxes or paper bags.
They all decided to go down the route of reusable bags, which you have to wash to keep sanitary, so how is that being green, using more water and detergents?
And it's not even about being "green" anymore, they chains have figured out they can now monetize something they used to give away Plastic bags are a nickel (plus HST), if they bring in paper bags, you bet your bottom dollar the price won't be a nickel , they'll figure some way to make money on that too.
They claim they give the money to environmental causes, but they don't tell you who or how much. The money they used to spend on such causes now is funded by the plastic bag tax instead of being true corporate philanthropists, they passed down the cost of being charitable to us (but they get the tax break).
The city lawyer warned the loony left that they can't pass this by-law and they told her (my words) to pound sand and draft a by-law by November.
And now because they're so fucken stupid, it's going cost us even more money, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association and Canadian Plastics Industry Association , are threatening to take the city to court. I'll admit the latter is being self serving.
And as i mentioned above, this will spread across the country, just the bag tax , that was Toronto Centric only.
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