NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, on behalf of two high schoolers, tables a bill to ban plastic shopping bags.
“We should ban plastic bags from Canada, because they harm animals, cause pollution in our country, and use a very important non-renewable resource,” the students wrote in their proposal.
In researching their idea the students discovered Canadians use 55 million shopping bags every week. For every bag used, less then 1% are recycled. “Not only do these bags pollute our world they also litter the landscape. After we toss them into landfills the bags clutter our beaches, waterways, oceans, and parks,” the students said.