Retail Council Asks Ontario Government for Direction on Plastic Ban (?)

The Retail Council of Canada has sent an open letter to Ontario’s Minister of the Environment asking for government help with bans on single use plastic. They apparently like the idea of going with less plastic in our environment, but they’re asking that Ontario government to step in before municipalities in the province get too carried away. Continue reading “Retail Council Asks Ontario Government for Direction on Plastic Ban (?)”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 6 Meeting?

It looks like a very busy start to May of City Council as the Committee of the Whole discusses the final balance sheets of the 2018 fiscal year, updating the City’s environmental endeavours, and some new rules for pools and hot tubs. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 6 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #132 – Plastic Free Guelph

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean there’s a big floating mass of plastic that’s roughly three times the size of France. While it’s true that much of that plastic is fishing equipment, and about two-fifths of it comes from just five countries in southeast Asia, it’s making us all think about our wasteful ways, especially when it comes to plastic. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #132 – Plastic Free Guelph”