Toronto is latest city to ban plastic bags


Toronto has something in common with Los Angeles. Canadian's largest city is the latest to enact a plastic bag ban.

The motion to ban plastic shopping bags in Toronto came in a vote of 24-20 at Wednesday's city council meeting. The ban is anticipated to take full effect next January. The council also voted to end the nickel fee for plastic bags, which will be effective next month.

Calling it a surprise vote, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told a local radio station the ban is "the dumbest thing council has done."
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