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Toronto Trashes Its Plastic Bag Ban

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 28, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto City Council today threw out its controversial plastic bag ban. City Council voted 38-7 to approve a motion by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong that kills the ban they adopted in July. The ban on single-use plastic bags in Canada’s largest city would…

CPIA Threatens Legal Action to Stop Toronto’s Bag Ban

CPIA Threatens Legal Action to Stop Toronto’s Bag Ban

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Canadian Plastics Industry Association Toronto, CA, October 3, 2012 (PBBR) – The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), through its legal counsel, has threatened to take legal action if Toronto implements its plastic bag ban passed in June of this year. In a letter sent to Toronto’s City Solictor, Anna Kinastowski,…

CPIA Statement on Toronto Plastic Bag Ban

CPIA Statement on Toronto Plastic Bag Ban

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Canadian Plastics Industry Association TORONTO, CA, Oct. 3, 2012 – After the City Council of Toronto, Canada, passed a plastic bag ban back in June, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) issued the following statement on the Toronto Council’s Vote to Ban Plastic Bags & Rescindment of the Bag Fee…

Toronto Considers Rescinding Plastic Bag Ban

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Council Agreed to Reconsider TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, September 26, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto City Council is under industry pressure to rescind its new ban on plastic shopping bags, due to take effect January 1, 2013. One industry group has threatened to fight the ban in court. The Ontario Convenience Stores…

Survey Says Most Canadians OK To Ban Plastic Bags

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OK TO Prohibit Plastic Shopping Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report Vancouver, Canada, June 14, 2012 (PBBR) – Results of a nation-wide poll conducted June 5th to June 7th across Canada has just been released. According to the poll, 58% of Canadians support banning plastic shopping bags in their own…

Toronto Rescinds Fee, Bans Plastic Bags

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Largest City in Canada Bans Plastic Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report Toronto, CA June 10, 2012 (PBBR) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, since taking office, has wanted to eliminate Toronto’s five cent fee on plastic bags. At last Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilors rescinded the fee but then banned…

Leaf Rapids, Manitoba Plastic Bag Ban

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1st Town in North America to Ban Plastic Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report June 11, 2012 (PBBR) – Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Canada was the first town in North America to ban plastic bags. On March 22, 2007, the Mayor and Municipal Council met at 12:01 am and unanimously approved…

Toronto City Council to Rethink Plastic Bag Fee

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Toronto Mayor Objects to Five-Cent Plastic Bag Fee | Plastic Bag Ban Report TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his Executive Committee have voted to trash the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee effective July 1. Following the 6-1 vote on Monday, the full…

Thrifty Foods, BC’s Green Grocer, Plastic Bag Free

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Plastic Bag Free March 14, 2012 – Thrifty Foods, located in British Columbia (BC), Canada will remain plastic bag free. “We have been plastic bag free since 2009″, said Erin Kelly, Communications Manager with Thrifty Foods. Ms. Kelly also stated, “We are not reintroducing plastic bags into our system.” Thrifty…

Sioux Lookout, Ontario Rescinds Plastic Bag Ban

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On September 15th of 2010, the city of Sioux Lookout became the first municipality in Ontario, Canada to pass a bylaw prohibiting the distribution of single-use plastic bags by retailers. In October of this year, the current city council decided to repeal the bylaw.  It seems that the bylaw was…

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