Ban Plastic Bags in Oakville, ON

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Plastic bags are unnecessary and detrimental to the environment. There is evidence that banning plastic bags will significantly reduce pollution in waterways. As much as 94% decline in plastic bag usage and 30% in paper bag usage when the government steps in place. Imposing a ban on single use plastic bags in the retail environment would lessen Oakville's impact on plastic pollution and impose a more environmentally conscious platform for citizens to look up to. Oakville needs to be a leader in reducing plastic pollution. The time is now! 

The idea behind banning single use plastic bags is to promote the use of re-useable shopping bags. For these reasons and many others, I, the undersigned, am in support of a bylaw to effectively ban the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in Oakville, ON.