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article imageTax On Plastic Bags called for by City of Toronto Councillor

By Critical_Conformity     Jan 13, 2007 in Environment
"So what this would do, hopefully, is encourage people to go to cloth bags, paper bags and reusable bags."
A City of Toronto Councillor wants to follow in the steps of Countries or Cities such as Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Eritrea, Ireland, Italy, Paris, Mumbai, India, South Africa,Taiwan, Tanzania where they have either banned the bags or instituted taxes on them, use has fallen from 69-90 percent.
"It is a lot of money, and it's a lot of waste that's being created and it's a lot of energy being consumed to create a product that really is very, very bad for the environment," he said Friday.
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