victoria maps end to single-use plastic bags
Use plastic bags extinct in Victoria.
City Hall staff recommend a six
The monthly \"road map\" for the elimination of luggage, including a $2,000 design contest to present a city --
Reusable bags for brands. Coun.
Jeremy lofdi wants to move quickly, he says the time for study is over and the city should immediately impose a ban or tax on disposable plastic bags.
\"At this point, I would be happy to move forward with a ban or a mandatory levy,\" said lofdy, who was with Cohn 18 months ago.
Ben Isitt proposed banning singles.
Use plastic bags.
\"My vision of our coastline is not more and more sea filled with plastic soup --
Smaller and smaller pieces of plastic.
I think it\'s time for action.
Plastic bags are banned in other cities, states and the whole country, and I think Victoria should do the same.
Staff Report recommendation: invite groups and volunteers to inform the community about the hazards of plastics
The benefits of bag waste and reusable bags.
Hold workshops for businesses, industries, advocates, and resident groups to share their views on potential regulation.
Work with businesses to voluntarily commit to reducing the use of plastic bags. • Business-
Lead voluntary package fee and ban action.
The design competition for reusable retail packages in Victoria, with a prize of $2,000, will be funded through the city\'s solid waste budget.
A public hearing was held on October to determine what regulatory action (if any) should be taken ).
The Council calls for an investigation into a ban on singles
In last May, city staff recommended encouraging businesses to levy a minimum of 10 cents tax on plastic and paper bags to reduce use.
Fees that can be charged for investment in improving and reducing packaging.
The council\'s response was to request more consultations from staff to better understand the impact of taxation.
They found a consensus that
It is a waste of using plastic bags.
While advocacy groups want to move towards regulation quickly, others favor a more phased approach.
Staff reported that there was general agreement that awareness and education needed to be raised and reviewed by members on Thursday.
The report found that businesses are worried about Victoria-
Only the ban will add additional costs and create an unfair competitive environment with other cities in the region.
But many businesses are interested in working with the city to test the package
Gillian Montgomery, manager of the environmental advocacy group Surfrider Vancouver Island branch, said they collected about 6,000 names on online petitions and about 2,000 on a hard signature
A petition in support of the ban.
More education and promotion is not a bad thing, Montgomery said, but action should certainly not be delayed for another six months.
\"I don\'t want to spend another six months after October.
\"I really want them to make a decision in October and implement it by January 2018,\" she said . \".
\"We have been working on the sport for nearly three years, so we don\'t want to delay any more.
But we also thank the city for its support.