Councillor Nrinder Nann calls on City to reduce plastic waste

Hamilton city councillors will debate Monday whether to make a plan to discourage residents and businesses from using single-use plastic — including not accepting the material at local landfills.

Nrinder Nann, a Ward 3 city councillor, says plastic is a direct threat to the ecosystem and human health. And only 34 per cent of it in Hamilton is recycled.

She wants the city to develop a "zero plastic waste plan" that would push businesses to phase out using plastic when there are other options. That includes public education or not allowing them at landfills.

Erin O'Neil