Richmond residents frustrated with flyers in plastic bags

Carol Xu / April 16, 2019

Richmond residents rant on facebook about receiving flyers in plastic bags.
(Facebook / Richmond’s Changing Neighbourhoods)

While the City of Richmond considers banning single-use plastic bags, residents are frustrated with receiving art show flyers in plastic bags hanging on their door knobs.

Resident Celine White says, she saw the flyer in a single-use plastic bag and she was very upset. She’s not the only one receiving the protected flyer, her neighbors received the same bag and flyer on their door knobs.

“My daughter is learning plastic bags are bad for the environment. I said what a waste and I was mad.” – Celine White, Richmond resident

White says environmental impact is not her only concern. She worries about safety issues in the neighbourhood as well because robbers would know a house is empty if the flyer is not removed for days.

In February, City Councillor Chak Au proposed a motion to ban single-use plastic items in Richmond.

On April 14, the council pushed for urgent measures to deal with single-use items and start doing something as soon as possible.

Take a look what other municipal cities are doing to tackle the issue in Canada.