Newspaper challenged on use of single-use plastics

By Beth Tilbury, InsideOttawaValley Letter to the Editor, August 26, 2019 An article I read the other day stated that a garbage truck's worth of plastic ends up in our oceans every minute. That's every minute, not every hour or every day, every minute! If it's true, and I have no doubt that it is, it's terrifying, and is obviously the reason that so many cities, restaurant chains, and ordinary folks are trying to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics.

So why on earth are the flyers in Metroland’s newspapers suddenly bagged in plastic? Loose in the newspaper has been good enough for the decade that we have been receiving the paper, so why do the flyers now need to be bagged?

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