I've added a new poll to the blog in response to a question I received by email:
"Bill, I thought you might enjoy this link. Essentially China is banning free plastic bags commencing June 1, 2008. I know San Francisco has also done this. More cities will follow suit. Wouldn't it be something if Grande Prairie did this as well, beating Edmonton and Calgary to the punch?? There is no real downside.
Sorry for bugging you about a trivial issue, but I thought it was a
"Thanks for the note and don't every worry about sending anything along! Any ideas are appreciated, even the seemingly little ones.
I actually posted about this on my blog quite a while ago.
I like the idea but to be honest I'm just not sure about pushing it forward here. What do you think, would most people be in favour? The only downside I see is that it can be viewed as council adding costs to businesses. Kind of like if I told you that your office couldn't use BIC pens anymore. I know, I know that's not a great analogy but you know what I mean.
What do you think?"
The two comments I received on the previous post were both positive about banning these single use bags, and now this email. So, I'm asking you all out there - what do you think, is this something the city of GP should pursue?
Let me know what you think by voting and leaving comments.
The poll will close at 12:00am February 1st.