Committee backs Ottawa councillor’s motion to study ditching single-use plastics in city buildings

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By Beatrice Britneff, Global News, June 18, 2019

The City of Ottawa should study how to phase out single-use and foamed plastics, including plastic bottles, from city facilities and programs where possible, councillors sitting on the environment committee recommended on Tuesday.

The committee unanimously supported a motion put forward by Coun. Catherine McKenney that calls on city council to direct staff to both build a plan for eliminating single-use plastics in the city’s solid waste master plan and study the feasibility of banning them in contracted services.
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“It’s something that we can control here at city hall … so I’m happy to see that we’ll be moving forward [and] looking for a way to eliminate them here,” McKenney told reporters.