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Should cities ban materials such as single use plastic bags and water bottles?

April 6th, 2016

plastic water bottle waste

plastic water bottle waste (source: By Effeietsanders (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

To ban or not to ban, that is the question…. In the case of Montreal, it has decided to place a ban on single-use plastic bags starting in 2018 which I disagree with and you can read why in this post. Now, it is considering banning single-use plastic water bottles, and again, I think it is the wrong way to handle this waste problem.

You might be thinking, “What kind of person who calls herself an environmentalist isn’t against a ban on single-use plastic water bottles?” That’s a fair question. First, let me say that I hate single-use plastic water bottles and bags, but I find myself using both on a few occasions per year.

A city that relies heavily on tourism needs to consider the consequences of a ban

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