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Blog: Going Plastic-Free is Tough

Canadians use between 9 and 15 billion plastic bags a year - that's enough to circle the globe a whopping 55 times. And that's a lot of oil being used to make single-use bags that are discarded a few minutes after use. Going plastic-free can be a challenge - and that's no joke. Plastic is everywhere.

In July, thousands of Torontonians, including staff here at the City of Toronto, took the Plastic-Free July Pledge. As you could probably guess, this was no easy feat. Our struggle was seriously real but we did our best – and ended up making quite a difference. Gold stars for all!