Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Single-Use Shopping Bag Bylaw Evaluation

The Municipality of Wood Buffalo is conducting an evaluation of the ban, since we are nearing the one year mark of the ban's implementation.

The city is interviewing 600 businesses and 600 randomly phoned residents.

You can also give your input at http://www.recycle-more.ca/

Please take the 10 minutes to fill it out. The program will accept one survey per computer.

The deadline is August 15. Since many people are out of town on holidays and might not know about this, can you please forward this link to everyone who can share their thoughts.

By Sept. 1, we will have kept 50 million bags from local landfill.

We continue to be part of a global movement, and people are aware of our city's efforts. Santa Monica CA and Browsville Texas both banned single use plastic bags, as has the whole country of Italy. We're a leader in banning all single-use bags, not just plastic. Way to go Fort McMurray! Let's keep supporting the ban.