News Release: Town of Erin Launches Single-Use Plastic Reduction Program

Date: Feb 04, 2020

For Immediate Release,

February 4, 2020

On February 4th, 2020, Council of the Town of Erin passed a report authorizing staff to proceed with the Town’s Single-Use Plastic Reduction Program. The program aims to identify and promote ways to incorporate environmentally-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic products at all Town of Erin facilities.

The Town of Erin is committed to being an environmental steward and will work with the community on ways to further the efforts to eliminate single-use plastics at all Town of Erin facilities. In co-ordination with the Town’s Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee, a public education campaign will be launched to educate and encourage residents and local businesses on ways to reduce the use of single-use plastics and incorporate environmentally-friendly solutions.

To reduce the amount of single-use plastics at Town of Erin facilities, staff will no longer be purchasing single-use plastic products. Staff will also be working with vendors and service providers to ensure environmentally-friendly alternatives are being used in place of single-use plastics, this will also include products sold in vending machines and concession stands.

“The Town of Erin is an environmentally sustainable municipality and I am very pleased to see that we are taking another step forward to reduce our carbon footprint, with the new Single-Use Plastic Reduction Program,” said Mayor Allan Alls. “I look forward to seeing the program continue to evolve with the support of the community,” he added.

Staff will be monitoring the success of the program and report back to Council in the first quarter of 2021.

For ways to get involved in the Town of Erin's Single-Use Plastic Reduction Program, follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @TownofErin

Contact Us:

Communications & Special Projects Officer: Jessica Spina
519.855.4407 EXT. 239