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Clearview implements voluntary ban on single-use plastics

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Mar 8th, 2020
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Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview's Quench trailer

Clearview Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview’s Quench trailer

News release from Clearview Township March 2 2020

Council supports the protection of the Clearview environment through the reduction and future elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, straws and stir sticks, and encourages all businesses, community members and visitors to avoid the use of these products whenever possible.

On August 12, 2019, Council passed a motion to implement a voluntary ban on single-use plastics in Clearview Township. The voluntary ban includes single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, straws and stir sticks.

Council recognizes that some single-use plastic may be required for specific reasons such as accommodating health needs, or for food safety. The ban encourages but does not prohibit visitors from bringing single-use items into the Township.

To support the voluntary ban Council has asked staff to phase out the sale and use of bottled water and the use of single-use plastics at municipally-owned facilities and events, to increase the use of personal water bottle refilling stations and to develop a plan to implement a full ban of single-use plastics effective July 1st, 2021. You may see our new “Quench Trailer” at community events that will serve to assist access to refilling water bottles.

As a Clearview community member or business owner, you can support the voluntary ban by talking about single-use plastics and investigating and using alternatives that protect the environment. If you would like to get involved you can reach out to local resident groups such as CLEAN and the Creemore BIA, or local retailers who are already promoting the use of alternatives to single-use plastics.

One Response to “Clearview implements voluntary ban on single-use plastics”

  1. Ann says:

    This is really great news!
    Hopefully more municipalities will follow Clearview Township’s lead.

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