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Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.


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November 18, 2014 by Canadian Plastics

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.

 

Last week, the members of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) voted in favor of a ban. A resolution approved on November 14 by the lobby group calls on the provincial government to prohibit the sale and use of the bags.

 

Provincial Environment Minister Scott Moe told the Canadian Press that he is aware of SARM’s initiative but won’t discuss it until the group comes forward. “The discussions we’ve had about plastic bags, quite frankly, have been around reusing and recycling those bags, the recycling being through the multi-material recycling program,” Moe said.

 

SARM is planning on take their resolution to the Saskatchewan Government within the next three weeks.

 

The SARM proposal has led Global News to conduct an informal poll to gauge public opinion on a potential bag ban in Saskatchewan – and the poll has led the Canadian Plastics Industry Association to issue a statement to members of the plastics industry. “CPIA’s Plastic Bag Task Force requests your support – take the Global News poll and let them know you do NOT support a plastic bag ban,” CPIA said.

 

The Global News poll can be taken at this link: http://globalnews.ca/news/1677711/saskatoon-breakfast-buzz-nov-18/