Toronto Plastic Bag Ban Off The Table
For the time being, the plastic bag ban is off the table in Toronto.
City Councilors voted 38-7 to not implement the bag ban, as scheduled on January 1st.
The exact details are confidential, but on New Year’s Day, you will be able to get a bag, and the city won't be forcing you to pay for it either.
Council has been forced to keep quiet in this decision because of a pair of lawsuits trying to overturn the ban.
Staff is expected to report back to council in June and supporters of a ban hope that report could help lead to another chance to implement a ban.