Canada to ban all plastic bags from all of its cities
By Sarah StieringCBC News/The Canadian PressMarch 10, 2019 8:16:15A ban on plastic bags is set to take effect in Vancouver, B.C., on March 10, 2020.
The city’s city council voted Thursday to ban the bags, saying the plastic is too often found in the garbage.
The ban was put in place after a Vancouver woman lost her job after her plastic bag was found in her car.
The council also decided to prohibit businesses and universities from allowing customers to bring their own plastic bags to the store.
The Vancouver city council unanimously approved the ban on March 8.
The plastic bags that can be found in grocery stores are made by a Chinese company called Pancho Group.
They are made from polypropylene and can be recycled into a variety of products.
The company is owned by China’s largest construction company.
The company is facing accusations that it’s not doing enough to clean up its factories.
The mayor of Vancouver, Tim Burgess, said the ban was “very much an economic decision” that will help the city “create more jobs.”
“This is a big win for Vancouver and the country,” Burgess said.
He said the city will also have to decide how to enforce the ban.
Vancouver city council also approved a ban on the use of plastic bags by construction workers.
The new rules will take effect on March 11.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said the plastic bags are a “huge waste.”
“It’s not only the environmental impact but it’s the health impact and the health impacts are serious,” said Brad Woodhouse, the association’s president.
The association says plastic bags create a “burden” on the environment.
“We can’t afford to continue to ignore the problem, we can’t allow it to go unaddressed,” Woodhouse said.
The industry said the bags are used in many industries and are a problem for both humans and wildlife.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved plastic bags as a waste product.
A ban would have a similar effect in New York City, where the mayor’s office has been pushing for a ban.
In a statement, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “The decision is an important step in the right direction for New York.”
“The City will not allow the use and misuse of plastic in any form and has long supported a ban of all plastic packaging,” he said.
New York City has about 200,000 bags of plastic per square kilometre, and the city has a population of more than 7 million.”
We’re also proud to have one of the largest recycling programs in the world, and will continue to support this important effort by recycling more than 1.6 million bags a year.”
New York City has about 200,000 bags of plastic per square kilometre, and the city has a population of more than 7 million.