The town of Sioux Lookout in northwest Ontario is bucking a trend -- it just decided to reverse a ban on plastic bags. Bryan Meadows of The Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay, Ontario, reports today that the town council removed the 4-month-old ban on single-use plastic bags because of opposition from the community. "We had a whole pile of petitions from business people and up to 400 names of private citizens" who opposed ban, Mayor Dennis Leney told the newspaper. "It was pretty unanimous that people were not happy with it." The law had not been fully implemented -- it took effect this summer, but there was a one-year phase-in period. Sioux Lookout had been the first municipality in Ontario to ban plastic bags, according to the report. What's this -- a community rolling back a bag ban without a lawsuit? I'm not sure Plastics Blog readers in the United States will be able to relate to this story.
Small town cancels bag ban
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