Officials in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough say they’re keeping up their push to get their provincial counterparts to ban single-use plastic bags.
Councillors voted to send a letter of support asking provincial officials to implement a ban in January.
They asked their Mulgrave counterparts to do the same; Mulgrave town councillors voted to send their own letter at their regular meeting May 7.
After Wednesday’s regular municipal council meeting, Vernon Pitts, Guysborough’s warden, told The Hawk the bags are a nuisance at their landfill site.
“We have nothing we can do with them, so the best thing to do with them is ban them and don’t use them anymore” he said. “It’s hard on equipment, it’s hard on machinery and it’s hard on your strainers when it’s going through it; it’s just bad all around.”
Pitts said there’s no market for single-use plastic and it’s bad for the environment.