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Valérie Plante planning to ban single-use plastic items in Montreal

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Tyler Jadah Apr 24, 2019 12:00 pm

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced today that the city plans to table a motion to ban single-use plastic in the spring of 2020.

In a series of tweets, Plante and councillor Laurence Lavigne Lalonde said they are “going to war” against plastic and styrofoam which includes everything from dishware to cutlery and straws, that can take over 100 years to decompose.

Plante says her government plans for the city to be completely “zero waste” by 2030.

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Currently, Montrealers can opt to pay 10 cents to use plastic bags and Plante says the plan will also reconsider the motion to completely ban plastic bags by next year.

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