Two out of three want reversal of ban on plastic shopping bags in
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Reverse the Bag Ban coalition
released a Toronto city-wide poll of over 5,000 people confirming that
two out of three or 65 per cent of Torontonians oppose banning plastic
shopping bags. They, instead, prefer to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Reverse the Bag Ban spokesperson Kevin Gaudet said of the poll "the vast
majority of Torontonians clearly support efforts to protect jobs and
the environment by reversing the ban on plastic shopping bags".
Gaudet went further pointing out that "a majority of councillors (27)
oppose the ban. With this further evidence of public support, we call
on the rest of council to join them; to stand up for jobs and the
environment by reversing the bag ban."
Last week the new Reverse the Bag Ban coalition launched their website -
www.reversethebagban.ca - and videos calling on the Mayor and council to stand up for jobs and
the environment by voting down the bag ban.
The Reverse the Bag Ban coalition is a rare mix of environmentalists,
manufacturers, recyclers, accountability advocates, trade association
and business associations concerned about the impact on over 5,000 jobs
in the Toronto and the harmful impacts on the environment if the
plastic bag ban is allowed to take effect this coming January 1st, 2013.
The interactive touch response poll was conducted by iFusion Research
September 20th, 2012 with 5,019 respondents. The results are accurate +/- 1.4% 19
times out of 20.
A report of the poll results is attached.
PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/08/20121108_C6345_DOC_EN_20401.pdf
SOURCE: Canadian Plastics Industry Association