Single-Use Plastic Update
At last night’s General Government Committee meeting, the Committee agreed to keep moving forward on the single-use plastic issue by passing the following motion:
Motion: moved and seconded that a staff report be prepared advising what form of public consultation should take place with various stakeholders including Plastic Free Lunenburg, Region 6 Waste Management, Divert Nova Scotia and Lunenburg Board of Trade to develop a waste reduction and plastic reduction strategy for the Town. Motion carried.
We’d like to thank Plastic Free Lunenburg for a wonderful job of community consultation to date. Their findings are a valuable part of future consultation the Town undertakes to build on. However, we must be clear that the Town is legally responsible to do its due diligence by conducting community consultation as a municipal government.
By following our legal advice, we can build a solid, responsible foundation for any potential bylaw that can withstand challenge.
The Town enthusiastically welcomes Coastal Action’s Ocean Friendly Nova Scotia program and encourages ongoing voluntary measures from our business, residents and visitors to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in our community.
The Committee agenda package, including the legal opinion received, is available here: http://bit.ly/2LPYRfG