A 15 year old tree yields 700 paper bags
On Monday October 29th, the fight against the plastic bag ban was assembled at City Hall to announce that a coalition has been formed to challenge Toronto’s City Hall’s decision to ban plastic bags effective January 1, 2013. The ReverseTheBagBan.ca coalition is comprised of environmentalists, manufacturers, recyclers, convenience store retailers, and other business groups. As councillors debated whether to eliminate the 5 cent levy being charged to consumers for plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, one councillor proposed to eliminate plastic bags all together. Many critics of this hastily decided decision said the councillors did not seek public consultation. The next step for the coalition? They are considering all options including suing the City of Toronto. One thing is for sure, they are not going to sit idle on this issue as the ban takes effect in two months. Watch the start of their social media campaign with clever videos using dogs to tell their story to influence the citizens of Toronto.