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Author: Haneen Al-Hassoun

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City to consider a ban on single-use plastic

City council voted unanimously on Wednesday morning to look into banning single-use plastics from municipal programs and facilities.  The motion—tabled by Somerset councillor Catherine McKenney—passed at committee last week. However, the city is bound by a vending contract with Coca-Cola. Although the contract ended in 2016, plastic bottles continue to be sold in municipal buildings since the city has not…

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Environment committee backs motion to ban single-use plastic in municipal buildings

The City of Ottawa’s environmental committee voted in favour of a motion to develop a plan for eliminating single-use plastic in municipal buildings.  Councillor Catherine McKenney introduced the motion on Tuesday and it was passed by a unanimous vote. The vote comes almost a week after prime minister Justin Trudeau announced a ban on single-use plastic by 2021. McKenney said…