Kingsville Considers Banning Single-Use Plastics


Kingsville is the latest municipality looking to ban single-use plastics within town facilities and operations.

Mayor Nelson Santos says administration is preparing a report outlining what operations and services use single-use plastics.

"We have to look and review what our operations are and what services we provide out to the public in terms of where the single plastic use maybe occurring," says Santos.  "So again identifying opportunities to address this concern and move towards a safer and cleaner environment."         

He feels the issue is more targeted towards the town's Parks and Recreation Department.

"The arena itself is a centre where we have a great number of activities and events that are surrounding there," says Santos.  "So we're going to look at the operations we have in terms of what we can manage to make a transition away from those single-use plastics."

A number of municipalities along with school boards in the area are looking into or have already banned single-use plastics including Amherstburg, the Greater Essex County District School Board and the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board.

Santos expects the report to come back to council by the end of the year.