Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An outcome of the Bag Ban is that many cheap bags are available at stores. People often will buy a $1 bag when they forget one, and now have too many bags floating around their houses.

Students and staff at Ecole Dickinsfield School came up with an innovative solution the problem: Take a Bag, Leave a Bag. Modelled on the "Take a penny, leave a penny" idea, customers can bring their extra bags to stores to leave in designated boxes. If they forget a bag, they can grab one.

Students, staff and parents are excited with this idea.

Check out the Today Paper article.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Single-Use Bag Ban is staying!

On October 25th, 2011, City Council reviewed the results of the survey done to see if citizens continue to support the Single-Use Bag Ban. 56% of people were in favour of the ban, 37% opposed, and 7% neutral. Of businesses, about it was about half and half for and against. After a thorough discussion, City Council voted unanimously to continue the Bag Ban. Recommendations for modifications will come to council in March.

See the Today Paper article here.

The Bag Monster made a 5 minute presentation to city council on why we should keep the ban.