Canton officials to consider ordinance banning 'single use' plastics such as cutlery, bags, coffee lids
CANTON - The village agreed Wednesday night to begin investigating the creation of an ordinance banning “single use” plastics in the community.
The measure was brought forth by a recommendation from the village’s Sustainability Committee.Examples include plastic forks, spoons and knives, plastic shopping bags, plastic coffee cup lids, plastic water bottles, Styrofoam and plastic take out containers, and plastic straws.
The focus is to reduce the amount of plastic-based trash in the waterways and roadways.
The measure will also be presented to the Canton Town Board.