Devon continues work towards eliminating single-use plastic

Town appoints its Single-Use Waste Reduction Task Force.

The Town of Devon is continuing its efforts in creating a more environmentally sustainable community.

That comes through the appointment of its Single-Use Waste Reduction Task Force, which aims to assist the Town with community engagement and the development of a strategy for eliminating single-use plastic bags, along with exploring additional waste reduction options.

The Task Force consists of five residents, one member of Devon Council, and the Town's Environment and Sustainability Coordinator, who will meet monthly starting later this month.

Mayor Ray Ralph attributes the changing global recycling market leading to more plastic going to landfills as a big reason for the formation of the group.

An estimated 1.34 million plastic retail bags are used in Devon each year, with nearly 3 billion distributed across Canada annually.

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