Friday, July 24, 2009

Thumbs up to Nain for its Plastic Disdain

Yes, Nain, pop. around 1200, way up near the tip of Labrador, has voted to ban plastic bags. Way to go Nainites! It's a positive move that reflects well on this community, and is an example to other Newfoundland and Labrador communities, towns, and cities, in not just helping protect the environment in which we live, but showing that society is full of needless waste, that is paradoxically what drives the economy.

6 comments:

inky said...

I agree, I really like the old days when we went to the store for mom and they packed things in paper bags,I do find it much easier with the tote bags , GOSH one never knew how much bags one collected until we are trying to go green.

Charlie said...

The grocery store bags are the most plentiful at homes, but there are still plastic bags from other stores.. Vancouver seems to me to be a bit ahead of the rest of the country in environmental ways. 10 years ago if you bought milk at the local store, they would always ask if you wanted it in a bag, rather than just assume it and bag the milk. That habit is catching on in some stores here lately.

inky said...

here in Toronto, anywhere you go, you are charged 5cts for a bag. My son orderd swiss chalet take out for himself and his GF, I went to pick it up, I watched as he added the bill and saw 5cts for the take out bag..

inky said...

Ty for the comments on Daunting I did get your previous one TY

Oh BTW I got an email from the NL blog roll and they added my blog. TY

Brian said...

Just FYI, “Nainimuks”= people from Nain in Inuktitut..

Charlie said...

Brain, thanks for the info.
inky, Dominion started charging 5 cents for plastic bags if you don't bring your own non-plastic bag.