Cornwall Ontario – We all get them every week. Mine goes straight to the recycle bin, but that’s exactly why city’s like Montreal are deciding whether to ban them altogether. LINK
Locally TC Media ships them with the Seaway News weekly, but most end up in our landfill. With more communities banning plastic bags and needing new dump space it’s something to ponder as we near 2019.
Essentially we taxpayers are subsidizing their distribution system. Does that make sense in 2018?
While there are still a few folk without regular access online those numbers are getting smaller, not larger and one has to ask using Cornwall and area as an example if pumping 20-30,000 bags is worth it as the city gets no value from this service?
Maybe it’s time to factor in a municipal tax for print ad delivery including junk mail sent via Canada Post. In a city like Cornwall facing a 7% tax raise, even a modest tax to cover landfill and recycling costs could be positive?