Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 2/7/2012 (3318 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Re: City hopes to pull solution out of plastic-bag dilemma (June 28). I'm happy to see the Toronto City Council has banned toxic plastic grocery bags. This is something I advocated years ago for our city council to do.
At the time, I was pleased that councillors Justin Swandel and Gord Steeves put forth a motion asking the Winnipeg Public Service to develop a strategy for the elimination of plastic grocery bags in our stores. They did this at the November council meeting in the year 2008. The year 2009 went by, then 2010 went by, and then all the days of 2011 went by, and still no action.
I cannot understand why Swandel did not pursue it. After all, he serves on the executive policy committee with the mayor.
Now the mayor, with Swandel's help, could negotiate with the grocery chains to supply compostable, environmentally friendly plastic bags. These bags are made from plant material and will break down within a year without leaving any toxins in the environment.