City aims to reduce plastic waste

By Jason White, 1310 News, May 24, 2018

As more of us take notice of the effects of all those straws, takeout containers, and other single-use items, city council has set its sights on the problem of plastic waste. But one city councillor thinks the city's going about the issue the wrong way.

A motion passed by city council, Wednesday, directs staff to research ways to reduce plastic waste. The councillor who made the motion says he hears about garbage and plastic waste quite often from his constituents.

"Hardly a day goes by -- I got one today -- someone said 'look what Montreal's just done on bottles,'" said Councillor David Chernushenko (Capital - Ward 17). "So, I think we need to position (the city) as one of the leaders."

Connect with us