Unpublished Government research suggests the plastic carrier may not be an eco villain after all (…) a draft report by the Environment Agency, obtained by the Independent on Sunday, has found that ordinary high density polythene (HDPE) bags used by shops are actually greener than supposedly low impact choices.
Does that mean Toronto City Hall will give us all our money back?
Seriously, did the City of Toronto know plastic grocery bags were mostly harmless when they instituted the 5-cent plastic bag tax in 2009?
Hey, why not ask them?
Staff assigned to the City’s Municipal Licensing and Standards division will be responsible for the education and enforcement of this bylaw.
So here ya go!
Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards
Executive Director Jim Hart
Toronto City Hall 20th fl. East, 100 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
Better yet: along with your letter and a copy of the news story, why not mail Jim Hart the ugly, smelly, sticky, germ-infested reusable tote bag you’ve been forced to use since Toronto introduced that 5 cent plastic bag tax, along with your request for pro-rated refund?
UPDATE: Miss Kelly has more useful facts about why plastic bags are the environmentally friendly choice