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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Votes Split On Trashing Plastic Grocery Bags In Ontario

Regional | by Fadi Didi  

In our latest online poll, we asked if you would support a provincial ban on plastic grocery bags.

With the federal government moving to ban single-use plastics by 2021, non-degrading waste is top of mind for many Canadians.

Bayshore Broadcasting News asked if you would support a ban on plastic grocery bags in Ontario.

48 per cent of voters (399) say yes, the province needs to eliminate plastic waste, some pointing to more green-friendly alternatives, like paper or reusable bags.

Some say the ban on plastic waste should be expanded to all food packaging.

Meantime, 47 per cent of respondents (393) feel businesses should be free to choose what products they use.

Of those respondents, one says some businesses fail to separate non-recyclables from recyclable materials, so it would not matter if more environmentally-friendly alternatives were offered.

Five per cent (46) of voters say they do not care, as long as they are not required to pay for the bags they are handed.

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