The mayor of the Town of Port Hawkesbury says she wants to get a conversation going about the status of plastic bags.
Brenda Chisholm-Beaton says town officials don’t want to fall behind as talks continue about the usage, and possibility of ban of, single-use plastics by provincial officials.
Councillor Trevor Boudreau mentioned the importance of including all stakeholders in talks, especially business leaders.
After Thursday’s special council meeting, Chisholm-Beaton told The Hawk it’s important to be aware and be environmentally responsible.
“I think the writing is on the wall,” she said. “I think that we want to reduce the amount of plastics we are using or figure out ways we can use recycled products, figure out ways that we can divert our solid waste and ways that we’re reducing the amount that we’re putting in landfills.”
Chisholm-Beaton said it will take a lot of discussion from councillors and they want to be prepared to work with whatever decision is made.