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January 12, 2007

City Councillor Calls For Tax On Plastic Bags

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Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 - Scarborough Centre) wants to reduce the numbers of plastic bags that Ontarians throw out - by 80% to 90% - by introducing a 25-cent per bag levy.

Said the Councillor, "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...So what this would do, hopefully, is encourage people to go to cloth bags, paper bags and reusable bags."

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