Why is reducing the amount of plastic bags important?
 Based on the 200 bag per capita estimate, from the Globe and Mail article called “The Battle of the Bag”, 7 June 2012, available online at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/the-battle-of-the-bag/article4241011/?page=all
 Ocean Conservancy (2015). International Coastal Cleanup. Annual Report.
Why is the City developing a new bylaw to reduce single-use checkout bags?
The purpose of the draft Bylaw is to restrict the provision of single-use plastic checkout bags, in order to minimize the volume of plastic bag waste entering our landfill, our waste collection systems, and littering our community. This policy aims to reduce single-use plastic bags that quickly become waste after only a few uses.