Do you use plastic grocery bags? If so, what do you do with them when you get home from the store?
The Town of Drumheller wants to know.
"We're asking the people who live here in Drumheller to share their views," outlined Julia Fielding, the Economic Development and Communications Officer for the town. "Whether they feel that there's an issue, how they deal with plastic bags, also retailers: if they charge for plastic bags or they have a scheme to recycle them."
The matter came up during a round table discussion at a recent meeting of Drumheller Town Council.
"There's various options that we can move forward with," noted Fielding. "Some municipalities have banned them, some municipalities have done education programs. We're looking at all the options to see what's going to work best for our town."
"We'll take opinions and we'll present that to council and show what the public opinion is out there, and then we'll work with council to come up with a series of recommendations," stated Fielding.
A national poll found nearly six in ten Canadians think banning single use plastic bags from retail stores is a good idea.
The Drumheller survey can be accessed through the Town's website. The end date is August 25.

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