Coca-Cola products and other single-use plastic bottles could be banned at city buildings

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 19, 2019

Beverages sold in single-use plastic bottles could be banned from City of Ottawa programs and facilities under a recommendation from council’s environment committee.

Coun. Catherine McKenney’s motion to get staff working on a plan to eliminate single-use plastics and foamed plastics “where there is an environmentally responsible alternative” received unanimous support from the committee on Tuesday.

It’s timely for council to consider plastic trash since the city is refreshing its solid waste management policy and the upper-levels of government are pushing tougher waste-reduction strategies.

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