Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,
The City of Hamilton will be looking into a potential ban on the sale of plastic water bottles at city facilities as a way to reduce Hamilton’s waste stream, amongst other initiatives presented at the latest Waste Management Advisory Committee.
For more details, please continue reading below…
Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko suggested the City study as part of a draft strategy to cut down on single-use plastic items in Hamilton.
That blueprint already considers a water-filling station at the city-owned King’s Forest golf course, Danko noted during Wednesday’s waste management advisory committee.
According to the Hamilton Mountain News, the single-use plastics strategy has 19 suggested “action items,” including the continued installation of bottle-filling stations in arenas and other municipal buildings and obliging event organizers to use city-approved compostable products to be eligible for municipal waste services..
Wednesday’s Waste Management Advisory Committee also discussed extra charges or incentives to discourage single-use plastics, such as coffee cups, at city-owned buildings.
Staff expect to present the strategy to the public works committee in October. Ultimately, it needs final approval at council.
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