Twp Of Perry Encourages Muskoka To Ban Single Use Wipes

Twp Of Perry Encourages Muskoka To Ban Single Use Wipes

Posted: 2020-01-31 07:49:35 By: hbr

During their most recent general committee meeting, Bracebridge councillors formally endorsed the idea to ban single-use disposable wipes, and they requested that the District of Muskoka do the same.

The move came in response to a letter from the township of Perry which asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford to ban the single-use wipes.

In the letter, they said that the single-use wipes are now a $6 billion dollar a year industry, which manufacturers bill as a clean alternative to toilet paper. However, the wipes are clogging up sewer systems all over the country and it's estimated that they’re causing tens of millions of dollars in damage every year. 

Councillors originally considered passing the issue to the District since they deal with Muskoka septic systems but in the end, they felt they should take a stand as well.  District councillor Rick Maloney said he hopes to bring the issue to the district for their endorsement at a later date.