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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is planning to remove the $0.05 charge for plastic bags beginning July 1 2012, with the motion to be discussed at council in June. This will remove the incentive for people to bring reusable shopping bags and avoid the use of plastic bags.
While the money collected should be directed towards environmental iniatives in the city, particularly protecting and expanding Toronto's tree cover, removing the charge will not solve this issue! It will only encourage the use of more plastic bags, with huge environmental consequences both locally through their disposal and globally through the continued use of petroleum products.
Help send a message to Toronto City Council and Mayor Rob Ford that the city should be doing their part to eliminate plastic bags, NOT eliminating incentives for reusable, sustainable alternatives! Tell them- do not remove the $0.05 charge for plastic bags!
Thank you very much for signing this petition- you helped affect big change for Toronto! Toronto City Council has listened to those concerned about the effect plastic bags have on the environment and recently voted to ban all plastic bags by 2013!
For more on this great story please check out: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/06/06/toronto-plastic-bag.html
Thank you again for making a positive change!
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