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#1361 Nparker

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

Banning "single use" plastic bags is low hanging fruit. Meanwhile the federal government is in the process of expanding gas pipelines. Which do you think has the greater environmental impact?

#1362 N E Body

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:29 AM

 

You want to solve the problem on this planet with plastic bags?............Educate the public on recycling. Have the government run TV commercials and radio spots highlighting all the various wonderful ways plastic bags are recycled.   The idea that the plastic bag being something we must rid ourselves of is just another Lie. It's a fictitious ideology.

 

One trip to any mens washroom should be enough to tell you that education is an uphill battle.


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#1363 tjv

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:10 AM

Banning "single use" plastic bags is low hanging fruit. Meanwhile the federal government is in the process of expanding gas pipelines. Which do you think has the greater environmental impact?

I don't think you can compare the two, everyone needs fuel in their lives from their cars, lawnmowers, the delivery trucks that move product to the stores, to the freight trains & freighters that move mass product.  Its part of our lives

 

Plastic bags not so much

 

Not saying I agree with the plastic bag ban, I think its stupid.  I am not likely to walk around with reusable bags when shopping and it pisses me off when they expect me to pay 5 cents for a plastic bag after spending money in a store.  Its just another reason to shop online frankly (with a diesel truck burning fuel to make the delivery)


Edited by tjv, 17 November 2018 - 09:11 AM.

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#1364 rjag

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

One trip to any mens washroom should be enough to tell you that education is an uphill battle.

 

HAHAHAHA in my earlier life nearly 40 years ago I had a summer job as a Janitor at the OB Marina. 4AM-Noon....one of the early morning jobs was to clean the washrooms and the showers...trust me the mens washrooms were always a damn sight cleaner than the womens...


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#1365 Mike K.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

Only businesses in the Victoria Municipality "Can" be fined for giving out free bags. That rule currently does not effect any other municipality.

 

That being said, just as the city does not have by-law officers fining people for smoking in parks, they most certainly will not have by-law officers hanging out in stores watching to see if business owners are giving out bags.

 

Like all bylaw infractions (or most, anyways), the process will be complaint driven. If a business gives out a free bag and someone notices, then files a formal complaint, they'll send bylaw out to talk to the operator.


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