Ottawa mayor not keen on plastic
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said he wouldn’t support a move to follow Toronto city c Skechers On Sale ouncil’s decision to ban plastic bags.
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The move was met with indignation from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who had been pushing his council to eliminate the five cent charge on plastic bags. Ford called the decision “ludicrous.”
Watson said he believes charging for the bags is the more sensible middle ground.
Watson said people reuse the bags for everything from garbage to pet clean up, tasks that can’t be replicated by a cloth bag.
Councillors dividedCouncillor Steve Desroches said he wouldn’t support a ban either, and said plastic bags aren’t a huge issue in the region’s landfill.
“I don’t think that’s how we’re going to deal with the landfill issue and I don’t think there would b Skechers On Sale e wide spread support for that kind of ban here in the city of Ottawa,” said Desroches.