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While perspective is important I have always thought we are looking at it wrong. I fear the effect that fresh water can have on the conveyer currents (warm water north) like the gulf stream. Ice ages come and go so maybe we are due.

I wonder if the woolly mammoth population ever considered a tax on pachyderm flatulence.

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You’re all hypocrites: Why it’s a colossal cop-out to keep blaming Canada’s sky high emissions on Alberta

 
‎Today, ‎January ‎24, ‎2019, ‏‎4 hours ago | Tristin Hopper

This week, the city of Victoria, B.C. announced plans to launch a class action lawsuit against the oil and gas sector. The idea is to tally up the various damages done to the city by climate change and send the bill to the likes of Suncor or CNRL.

It’s the latest salvo of a movement that seeks to singularly blame the oil industry for climate change while conveniently ignoring the millions of daily consumer choices, often made by activists themselves, that contribute to Canada’s fossil fuel addiction.

Below, a quick primer on how some of Canada’s most anti-oil, anti-pipeline corners seem to have no problem burning oceans of oil when it’s for stuff they like.

Victoria is Canada’s busiest cruise ship port of call

At the same time that they’re itemizing damages they can expense to ExxonMobil, Victoria is aggressively trying to attract more cruise ships. Mayor Lisa Helps, in fact, has championed a campaign that would make Victoria a home port for vessels. “It’s a great opportunity not only from the room nights from a tourism perspective but also for the spinoffs it would generate for the local economy,” she told local CBC. Tourism is very important to the B.C. capital, and a lot of that is indeed sustained by the estimated $130 million brought in by the city’s more than 200 cruise ship visits per year. But it all comes at the cost of enormous, heavy-oil-powered pleasure vessels idling just out of sight. The size and efficiency of cruise ships vary, but an analysis by the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard estimated that the average cruise ship passenger is racking up a carbon bill of 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; roughly the same as a trans-Atlantic flight. The European Committee on Transport and Tourism, meanwhile, has estimated that a cruise ship passenger does about 36 cents of environmental damage for every kilometre they travel. It’s essentially a marine equivalent of Victoria’s economy being dependent on a sprawling parking lot filled with constantly idling RVs. Oh, and Victoria also just opened a dedicated marina for mega-yachts.

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Concept image of the Victoria International Marina, a new Victoria destination for mega-yachts.

Vancouver is North America’s largest exporter of coal

Anybody boarding a B.C. Ferries vessel from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island will pass directly by Westshore Terminals, the ranking title-holder as the largest single coal export facility in North America. In 2017, the port moved 29 million tonnes of coal, more than the combined coal exports of the entire U.S. West Coast. Coal is actually B.C.’s main export commodity, with $3.32 billion worth of the stuff pulled out of the province in 2016. In the hierarchy of dirty fuels, coal is the easy victor. One of the main reasons Ontario has been able to bring down its emissions in recent years, in fact, is simply because it swapped out its coal power plants for natural gas ones. A lot of this coal is for steel production, although an increasing share in recent years has “thermal coal” used for electricity production. Regardless, it all eventually gets sent up a smokestack somewhere in Asia. Per year, the coal sent out of Westshore Terminals represents a carbon dioxide footprint larger than B.C. as a whole. The lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions of a single year’s worth of Westshore coal exports is about 99.8 million tonnes. In all of 2014, the 4.7 million people in B.C. managed to emit only 64.5 million tonnes.

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Ships are loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014. The terminal is North America’s largest single coal export facility.

Everybody (except Alberta) is emitting more carbon than they assume

Alberta is indeed responsible for a wildly disproportionate share of Canadian greenhouse gas emissions. In per capita terms, Albertans have a carbon footprint of 67 tonnes per year, compared to only 13 tonnes for the average Ontarian and 10 tonnes for the average Quebecer. This is largely because of oil and gas production. Running giant facilities in Northern Alberta that remove bitumen from sand require an awful lot of emissions, which all gets added to the Alberta total. However, it’s somewhat unfair to slap all the oil sands emissions on Alberta considering that most of the petroleum they’re producing is getting used somewhere else. A unique analysis by the University of Calgary recently recalculated provincial emissions so that provinces were placed on the hook for the emissions that it had taken to produce their gasoline for them. If, say, B.C. consumed 10 per cent of Alberta’s oil production, they were credited for 10 per cent of Alberta’s oil production emissions. Under this model, Alberta’s per-capita emissions drop to 39.5 tonnes while Ontario’s rises to 17.6 tonnes and Quebec’s to 15 tonnes. Why are Alberta’s per capita emissions still incredibly high even when oil sands emissions are downloaded to other provinces? Coal-powered electricity is a major reason, although it is scheduled to be phased out by 2030. Albertans also have bigger cars, bigger homes, bigger malls, more construction and colder weather.

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Keeping World Waterpark constantly heated to 31 degrees is undoubtedly pretty hard on the gas bill.

Canadians (and Quebecers) are driving more and bigger cars

The good news is that car engines are getting more efficient. The bad news is that the vehicles they’re carrying are getting heavier and Canadians are buying more of them. A mere 10 years ago, heavier vehicles such as trucks, vans or SUVs represented only 45 per cent of Canadian private vehicle sales. By 2017, that had risen to 69 per cent. Canadians are also buying more cars, with the rate of vehicle ownership rising from 70 per cent to 88 per cent in only the last 20 years. “Canadians are embracing vehicle ownership faster than any other nation that we know of,” auto sales analyst Dennis DesRosier said in a 2018 post for the Canadian Fuels Association. This trend is even true in Quebec, the most consistent political opponent of new Alberta oil infrastructure. Between 1990 and 2013, sales of “light passenger trucks” in La Belle Province rose by 195 per cent, according to a report by HEC Montreal. Overall, Quebecers were increasingly favouring “heavy vehicles that use more fuel, produce more emissions and are difficult to electrify,” found the report. This relentless push towards larger vehicles has helped to boost Quebec’s gasoline demand by 13 per cent since 2013. Speaking of Quebec, at the same time its government was bad-mouthing the Energy East pipeline, they ponied up $350 million to build a cement plant that now ranks as the single most high-emission facility in the province.

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A particularly obnoxious Hummer H2, currently for sale on Montreal Kijiji.

Whistler’s economy runs on car and plane trips

In November, Whistler mayor Jack Crompton wrote letters to more than 20 oil companies officially asking them for money. Specifically, to pay their “fair share” of the costs of climate change, such as revenue losses due to shorter ski seasons. But Whistler is far from a model of carbon neutrality. The municipality hosts more than three million visitors per year, a rate that has risen by more than 40 per cent since the 2010 Olympics. Naturally, getting all these extra visitors to a remote mountain community comes at an epic cost in fuel. More than 22,000 cars travel the Sea to Sky Highway each day, and Whistler actively promotes itself to international visitors, all of whom must presumably get there by jet aircraft. Whistler has one of the country’s highest rates of non-resident property ownership, with 15.5 per cent of their residential property owned by people who must travel vast distances to occupy it. Whistler is also a world centre for heli-skiing, easily one of the more carbon-intensive leisure activities in existence. As Whistler’s official tourism literature has boasted, 90 per cent of the world’s heli-skiing happens in British Columbia.

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That helicopter’s burning through at least 300 litres of fuel per hour.

Canadian Amazon orders are rising precipitously

Just after Christmas, Amazon boasted that they had sold and shipped more items over the holiday season than ever before. In Canada alone, the rate of packages ordered with “free one-day shipping” jumped more than 100 per cent. It’s hard to quantity Amazon’s effect on the climate, largely because the company refuses to publish a sustainability report or disclose data on their carbon emissions. But given the small orders, the heavy use of air freight, the larger-than-average size of delivery vehicles and the sometimes-obscene quantities of packaging, it’s safe to assume that an Amazon enthusiast is probably a bit harder on the climate than the shopper making a weekly trip to the mall. According to U.S. data, more than one quarter of the country’s transportation emissions are from “medium and heavy-duty trucks,” the precise kind of vehicle that is increasingly being dispatched into residential neighbourhoods to deliver Amazon packages. Meanwhile, a lot of those products have hidden carbon footprints all their own. The manufacturing of an average iPhone X emits about 60 kg of greenhouse gases; the rough equivalent of burning a water cooler jug filled with gasoline. But those emissions all happened in China, so they aren’t counted towards the Canadian total.

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A steel plant in Inner Mongolia, China.

Even in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, most commutes are by car

Downtown Toronto can proudly boast Canada’s lowest-emission neighbourhoods. Walkable communities, ample transit and it’s all powered by clean electricity from Pickering Nuclear Generating Plant. But this wonderfully green urban existence is also one of Canada’s most expensive. For most everyone else, an affordable life in Toronto is probably going to require a lot of time in a car. Of Toronto commuters, 57.5 per cent still drive to work. This is the lowest rate of car commuters in Canada, but it’s still not all that different from Calgary’s rate of 68 per cent. Meanwhile, with the average Toronto commuter spending 47 hours a year stuck in congestion, it’s reasonable to assume that many of those car commuters are spending more time on the road than anyone else in the country. Auto-dependent suburbs are one of the fastest growing segments of Canadian cities. According to research out of Queen’s University, only 14 per cent of residents in major Canadian cities live in an “active core neighbourhood.” From 2006 to 2016, an incredible 85 per cent of population growth in Canadian cities happened in auto-dependent suburbs. The housing affordability crisis hasn’t made this problem any better. It’s also exacerbated by urbanites who actively shut out development in core neighbourhoods, pushing new builds to the car-dependent suburbs. When Cabbagetown can’t even tolerate a new daycare in its midst, there is a carbon price to be paid.

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A typical scene of fossil-fuel-powered congestion outside Montreal.

More and more Canadians are flying

By far the number one way that a Canadian can send their carbon footprint soaring is by flying. A single roundtrip flight in economy class from Vancouver to Toronto adds an incredible 500 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; the equivalent of burning a large rain barrel filled with gasoline. That single flight, in fact, spews more carbon dioxide into the air than the average Ghanaian can manage in an entire year. Thanks in part to the rise of low-cost airlines such as Swoop or Flair Air, more and more Canadians than ever before are jetting off to Mexico, Las Vegas or Nunavut, where a booming tourist trade is allowing visitors to witness a melting Arctic firsthand. From 2013 to 2017, the number of passengers processed through Canadian airports rose from 123.9 million to 149.6 million – a rise of more than 20 per cent. One of the only major airports that didn’t see a precipitous rise in traffic, in fact, is right in the middle of oil country: Edmonton only added an extra 68,000 passengers during that period, compared to an extra 5.8 million moved through Vancouver International Airport.

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A plane comes in to land at Vancouver International Airport. Since the 2010 Olympics, air traffic moving through YVR has surged.

Swimming pools full of diesel are burned daily to sustain your hippie island

Saanich Gulf Islands, the riding of Green Party leader Elizabeth May, contains five ferry-dependent island communities. Salt Spring Island alone has three terminals managing roughly 20 ferry arrivals per day. With only 10,000 inhabitants, this works out to an annual average of one ferry trip for every two Salt Springers. And a ferry puts even the most obnoxious Hummer to shame for fuel consumption. Salish Orca, one of the newest and most efficient vessels serving Salt Spring Island, still weighs 8,728 tonnes even before it’s packed with 140 cars. Bowen Island, just outside Vancouver, is suspected of having one of Canada’s largest carbon footprints due largely to its high number of daily ferry commuters. And with B.C. Ferries ridership higher than ever, the Salish Sea is set to feature even more ferries. Granted, B.C. Ferries has been working hard to reduce its fuel consumption. The fleet is also being converted to liquid natural gas, which will reduce emissions by up to 25 per cent. Regardless, in 2017 alone, B.C.’s island and coastal communities required a climate tithe of 116.4 million litres of diesel. For context, the Burnaby Refinery (the only refinery in the Lower Mainland) cranks out about eight million litres of fuel per day. At that rate, it would need to work for two weeks straight just to provide a year’s worth of fuel for B.C.’s ferry fleet.

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The Queen of Capilano en route to Bowen Island.

Basically every anti-oil sands activist uses eye-watering quantities of fossil fuels

If someone has ever been introduced to a crowd as a “climate activist,” chances are strangely good that they consume fossil fuels at an infinitely higher rate than the average Westerner. Neil Young has a weakness for high-polluting vintage cars. David Suzuki pays to offset his personal emissions as a frequent flier, but isn’t as keen on reducing them. Al Gore made $70 million by selling Current TV to Qatar, a country whose GDP comes almost exclusively from fossil fuels. A common activist response to these kinds of criticisms is that they are merely victims to malevolent forces who have built a world dependent on fossil fuels. “Corrupt subsidies, unjustified wars and corrupt legislation … have all made it impossible to do anything other than what oil companies tell us to do,” reads a 2018 blog post by the environmental group 350Vancouver. It is indeed impossible to live on the 21st century planet earth without unwittingly participating in the carbon economy in some way, but chances are good that Shell didn’t force actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio to rent the world’s fifth largest yacht in order to watch the World Cup.

Twitter: TristinHopper | Email: thopper@nationalpost.com

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And even with all of that Canada still only produces 1.5% of the global emissions.  So send your bloody bill to China or even the US

 

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Thank goodness for the mighty Chinook.  At 4am we were -17C at 11 am we are at -2C.  Normal weather for Calgary but of course there are some who think it is "Global Warming",like  whatshisname, that   actor who flew in to check out our emissions. ….. 

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we wentt from -21 to +6 overnight in YYZ

 

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Hey Malcolm...that there chinook is yur climate change, right there...according to Leonardo Dicaprio. 😉

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1 hour ago, st27 said:

Hey Malcolm...that there chinook is yur climate change, right there...according to Leonardo Dicaprio. 😉

 

Damn straight probably brought on by the swarm of Private Jets used to come and view the area around Fort Mac. 

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14 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Not according to weather Canada. Must have been a very localized phenomenon that did not extend to the measuring station. 😀 https://weather.gc.ca/past_conditions/index_e.html?station=yyz if you are talking about last night.Jan 23rd

May well have been but I know It was -21 overnight Tuesday and +6 on tuesday afternoon.  Not sure where the weather station is but that is from 30Km west of the airport and at the airport itself

 

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3 hours ago, boestar said:

May well have been but I know It was -21 overnight Tuesday and +6 on tuesday afternoon.  Not sure where the weather station is but that is from 30Km west of the airport and at the airport itself

 

strange variance between what you report and what they show.

according to weather.gc.ca their reporting site is

Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport, Ontario

I see they are looking for a -15c tonight so it would be interesting to learn what you observe.

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-143_metric_e.html

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21 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

strange variance between what you report and what they show.

according to weather.gc.ca their reporting site is

Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport, Ontario

I see they are looking for a -15c tonight so it would be interesting to learn what you observe.

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-143_metric_e.html

History dictates that they will be off by about 3 degrees in either direction from what is actually observed.

I am not sure why this is such a big deal to you as the temperature and weather conditions can vary greatly over short distances.

 

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Currently the temerature outside my door is - 6 so we will see where that goes.  its almost noon here

 

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 9:53 AM, boestar said:

Currently the temerature outside my door is - 6 so we will see where that goes.  its almost noon here

 

We were promised +8 today, just hit +13 at the airport according to weather Canada,  so firing up the BBQ to rotisserie a chicken.  We will pay for this on Sunday and Monday though.

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Another example of "talking the talk but not walking the walk"  Image result for disgusted emoticon

Yes, Mr. Suzuki, it’s what you do that really counts

 

  • Calgary Herald
  • 28 Jan 2019
  • CHRIS NELSON Chris Nelson is a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald.
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If indeed all politics is local, then surely all carbon footprints are correspondingly individual.

After all, the vast majority of us have two feet, which we use to plod about this earth using energy in various forms and differing degrees.

So can you imagine anything more individually wasteful in burning such energy — with those resulting carbon emissions — than buying and using a holiday home on the other side of the planet? Equally, can you imagine anything more hypocritical than turning around to lecture other folk about the dreadful environmental damage caused by burning various oils, including, of course, jet fuel?

OK, this isn’t your neighbour we’re discussing here. Nope, instead let’s have a round of hearty applause for that environmental steward, that golly-gosh green giant of Canadian cultural fame, that University of Alberta-anointed mega-star, the one and the only David Suzuki.

Likely it won’t surprise many Calgarians to learn Suzuki, who has made an extremely good living berating the hoi polloi for their collective, wasteful lifestyles, let slip he’s owned a holiday apartment in Australia for years.

Now if we assume the 82-year-old doesn’t jump from the dock of one of his many B.C. homes and swim the Pacific Ocean to that Port Douglas abode in the Land Down Under, then the carbon footprint involved in a 26,000-kilometre return aircraft trip is staggering.

Just as staggering is the wilful hypocrisy of making such a well-heeled living courtesy of the whole environmental movement, despite being an individual chewing up far more resources than regular Canucks.

That’s what riles people. Regardless of whether you believe the planet’s warming is due to accumulated carbon dioxide or not — I lean that way,

People pick employment over the environment

but then I once believed Pluto was a planet and the universe’s expansion was slowing because scientists told me such was so — most folk have lives to live and families to provide for.

Which is why people pick employment over the environment. My father’s lungs were a third full of coal dust after 49 years down the pit, but even in retirement there he was, down on the picket line, trying to stop his colliery closing. He knew what it meant to those far younger than him. The environment? Well, that was for rich people to worry about.

But David Suzuki will never understand that. To him and his ilk, this is a morally feel-good game, albeit a richly rewarding one. What better gig than to feel superior yet own five homes in the process? Heck, the U of A should have given the old dodger an honorary degree in snake oil salesmanship.

Just how deep this goes is evident in a recent answer to one of those puffball 20 lame question features that fawning publications reserve for the cultural elite, helping burnish their respective haloes along with the already inflated egos. “What’s the best line you have ever written?” Suzuki was asked, oh so incisively.

“I just repeat what my dad taught me: You are what you do, not what you say,” his answer.

Well, if dad were alive today one imagines Suzuki the Elder would think his offspring an international property developer, rather than the green movement’s answer to Mother Teresa.

And don’t assume when he nips off for a much-needed break to Aussie-land Suzuki is content to dip his tired tootsies in the warm ocean whilst humming Waltzing Matilda.

Heck no: he’s lecturing their citizens and politicians with the same zest he’s perfected here in our Great White North.

When then prime minister Tony Abbott axed a carbon tax, Suzuki figured he should be tossed in the slammer for criminal negligence.

Sound familiar? It should, because once he wanted Stephen Harper similarly jailed for wilful blindness over the Canadian PM’s environmental record.

Hey, better yet: Harper could have been shipped in irons to Botany Bay. Then Suzuki could have paid him a visit to break up those dreary vacation blahs. Suitably carrying a green salad for the cameras.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/health/antarctic-glacier-cavity-nasa-intl/index.html

The idiocy of MSM (main stream media) that the atmosphere produces deep sea oceanic temperature change continues. Once again, as stated repeatedly throughout this never-ending thread, the oceans (80% of the Earth's coverage) influence the atmosphere, not the other way around. Average depth of 80% of the planet's world oceans/seas is ~10,000 feet.

Those who dispute the Carbon Conspiracy are heretics and should be damned.

Me included.

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With any luck this movement will spread.  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/twillingate-plastic-bags-1.5002709?cmp=rss

Iceberg alley shouldn't be littered by plastic bags, say Twillingate stores

 

 

Starting this month, shoppers at major stores in Twillingate will only be offered cloth or paper bags for their food.

 

Fisheries and Oceans distributed 6K reusable bags to four stores

Garrett Barry · CBC News · Posted: Feb 04, 2019 1:24 PM NT | Last Updated: an hour ago

 

Customers at the Stuckless Freshmart in Twillingate were given free reusable bags as the store transitions away from plastic. (Garrett Barry/CBC)

 

Waves of Change is a CBC series exploring the single-use plastic we're discarding, and why we need to clean up our act. You can be part of the community discussion by joining our Facebook group.

 

Four major stores in the Twillingate area have ditched the plastic bag in response to a push from the local DFO detachment.

 

Starting this month, shoppers at grocery stores in the area will only be offered cloth or paper options, as the shops accepted a challenge from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to go plastic-free. The challenge officially started on Friday, although some stores made the switch earlier.

 

•Waves of Change

Giving up plastic is not as hard as it sounds, when you have a plan

 

"Today is day one, so far, so good," said Colin Stuckless, owner of the Stuckless Freshmart in Durrell on Friday.

"If we could do our little bit, and someone else does a little bit, maybe it adds up to a big amount."

Customers at the Freshmart are being offered free reusable cloth bags, which were provided to the store by the DFO, at the checkouts.

Judy Hillier, a clerk at the Twillingate DFO detachment who lead the plastic-bag project, said 6,000 bags were bought by the detachment and distributed to the community.

 

"I mean, it's part of the DFO mandate to protect species in the ocean, so if we can prevent plastic bags from making its way there, why d the Independent store in the area have signed up. And if customers are complaining, Stuckless hasn't heard it.

 

"Actually, response has been great," he said. "We have a Facebook page that we put on to let people know what was going on, and it was a really great response, people all seemed to be in favour of this, because we're hearing it all over the world now about plastic issues."

 

Think of the turtles

 

Hillier said the impact of the plastic bag is obvious in Twillingate — all you need to do is visit the beaches in the summer.

"Plastic bags, they don't dissolve. They don't break up and go away. They break up, they rip up, they become micro-plastics … all of it ends up in the food chain, it's ingested by all different types of sea creatures," she said.

•Waves of Change

Today the NLC bids goodbye to plastic bags. What's next?

 

"We've been involved in Beach Cleanups over the years, there's plastics on the beach everywhere. There are plastic bags ending up in the environment, in the trees, it's everywhere."

 

David Burt said he likes the sturdier handles on the reusable bags. (Garrett Barry/CBC) The project isn't a ban on plastic bags in the community. Instead, it's an opt-in challenge that DFO offered to grocery stores in the area last fall.

 

"This is the first time we've done anything like this, to this degree, so we chose to go local just to see how this would go," Hillier said.

 

Don't forget your bags

 

Shoppers at Durell's Freshmart on Friday morning said they supported the project — even if not all of them remembered to bring the bags they have already picked up.

 

"Once we forgot, but from now on we won't forget," said David Burt.

 

He said his nephew, Shawn Bath — who dives in the waters near Twillingate to clean up junk from the ocean — has told him of all kinds of garbage he finds underwater. It's part of the reason he supports the ban.

 

Josephine Cutler said she's likely to reduce her bag consumption in total thanks to the new reusable bag. "I loves those bags," she said. "Because with the plastic ones, you gathers them up in your house, and you got a mess. With those, they are stronger." (Garrett Barry/CBC)

He also thinks his new cloth bags will be much less likely to find a landfill than the plastics that he used in the past.

 

"They're blowing out of people's pickups, they're all over the road," he said. "Something like [the new bags], you'll be more careful not to blow it away."

 

Doreen Gates was one of the few customers on Friday who remembered to bring their own reusable bag. She said she supports the plastic bag elimination, and wants to send less garbage to landfills. (Garrett Barry/CBC)

Hillier said she expects to see less plastic on the shores when next summer comes. In fact, it's part of how she's planning to evaluate the project.

 

"Success is when no more plastic bags are being given out by these grocery stores, people are bringing their own re-useable bags," she said.

 

"Success will be when we see less plastic washing up on the beaches

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