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Single-use plastics bylaw approved

A bylaw regulating certain single-use plastic products in Fort Frances was passed unanimously by council at last night's meeting.

The bylaw will prohibit the distribution of single use plastic bags at checkout, prohibit single-use foam food containers for prepared foods such as styrofoam cups or takeout containers, and plastic drinking straws are to be available by request only.

Council to vote on single use plastics ban

At tonight's meeting council will vote on a single use plastics by-law that was brought forward by Coun. Douglas Judson in November of last year.

Owner of Scott Street business, Ink Spotz Apparel, Scott Kreinke-Turvey will give a presentation regarding single use plastics prior to council's vote on the bylaw, which has been amended and recommended for approval by the town's staff.