Prohibition of Plastic Straws in Toronto

I believe we need to be doing more for our environment and there are many simple changes that can have a positive impact.  I have asked City Council to approve, in principal, a regulation prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws by business licence holders by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Staff will be consulting with affected businesses and other organizations prior to the prohibition and the report to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in 2019. My motion was adopted by City Council in July.