Sunday, September 14, 2008

" …it makes sense to tax our laziness and stupidity…"

…writes a commenter who still presumably wants to be able to vote, in response to the Toronto Star's report on proposals to ban, tax or impose deposits on coffee cups, takeout food containers and plastic bags in Toronto (link via Jay Jardine). Other Toronto Star commenters are much more enthusiastic about outright bans ("…we should be encouraging people to cut down on their coffee consumption…").

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario worries that post-consumer packaging costs Canadian municipalities about $234 million annually, but how much more does municipal packaging cost the rest of us?