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News 1130 poll
Should plastic shopping bags be banned
when we looked
According to the Telegraph newspaper in the UK,
“Reusable shopping bags are a threat to public health,”
Tests on shoppers’ bags revealed half contained traces of E.coli, a lethal toxin
which killed 26 people in Scotland in 1996 in one of the world’s worst food
poisoning outbreaks. Scientists also found many were contaminated with
salmonella. American TV station ABC also reports on this debated topic with the
“Are Bacteria in your reusable shopping bag??”
Castanet.net - by Contributed - Story: 105611 -
Dec 30, 2013
Re: Plastic bag ban
Plastic bags are biodegradable.
First they also provide garbage bags for home use such as garbage
bags which stops using the heavier bags which may not be
The bags "sold" at the grocery store also have plastic in them and
are unsanitary after used a few times so I believe that this is a no
win situation of political correctness which will only hit the
poorer people up with more money out of their pockets.
Too bad as they are the ones who get hurt the most.
Duncan Walker of Enderby
Regional District of Central Okanagan Oct 9, 2008 Governance and
Services Committee Agenda
Single Use Plastic Bag Policy (from pg 2)
2) Single Use Plastic Bag Policy
There has been significant debate about single-use plastic bags over
the past several years with numerous jurisdictions deciding to
restrict their use through tax levees, bans and/or campaigns to
promote re-useable bags. The Board requested that, following the
UBCM debate and position, the RWRO make a recommendation for a local
Due to limited resources caused by changing personnel levels and the
focus on the launch and roll-out of the automated waste collection
system, staff has written a draft report but is unable to bring it
forward for discussion at this time. It is recommended that the
request be deferred until mid to late-2009 when staff levels are
re-established and the automated collection system is fully
Some facts about plastic shopping bags from Regional District of
Central Okanagan Governance and Services Committee Agenda June 12,
Ninety-three percent of British Columbians reuse their shopping
bags two or more times (Decima Research, 2006).
If shopping bags are banned, residents are more
apt to purchase "kitchen catchers" and may increase the overall
plastic resin used in a community (Canadian Plastics Industry
Regional District of Central Okanagan Engineering Committee Meeting
Minutes – May 10,2007
c) Plastic Bag Ban
Carol reported that Mayor Shepherd had requested information be
presented to the Committee on the recent trend of banning plastic
shopping bags. Her report was discussed and the consensus of the
Committee was that this is a private sector issue and nothing should
Within Carol’s report under ‘Some Facts about Plastic Bags’ an
amendment was made to read: “It takes 11.325 million barrels of oil
to produce 100 billion plastic bags” (NOT 20 billion barrels)
THAT the report be received. CARRIED
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