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Toronto bag-ban critics launch protest campaign

from CTV News

Toronto city council is the target of a new campaign aimed at reversing the plastic bag ban before it takes effect in the new year. The 'ReverseTheBagBan' coalition which, according to its website is comprised of 'environmentalists, manufacturers, recyclers, remanufacturers, retailers, and business groups,' recently gathered at city hall. According to the various speakers who addressed reporters there, the bag ban is wrong for a variety of reasons that range from its impact on local businesses and jobs to the the environment. Plastic bags trump the paper bags that would replace them, they said, insofar as shifting to paper would mean using the equivalent of Toronto's tree canopy in the next ten years. more

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