Is the Parksville city council a collection of ostriches with their heads in the sand, or just an unenlightened bunch?
They seem to have the attitude that if they ignore a problem it will go away. They have demonstrated that attitude towards homelessness, and now are doing it again with single-use plastic bags.
The issue with single-use plastic bags is not whether you can see them littering our beaches, although that is part of the problem, the issue is the amount of damage that single item can do to our environment, including our local environment, and how easy it is to solve.
Have any of our councillors spent any time at the transfer station on Church Road to see how much garbage is produced in this area?
Do they even know the transfer station is there? Do they realize how much money could be saved if our waste management systems didn’t have to cope with this single item?
I doubt it. That would require getting their heads out of the sand.