A passing mention by Montreal’s mayor that plastic-bottled water is next on the city’s environmental to-do list has caught the industry’s attention.
After moving to ban plastic bags by 2018, Mayor Denis Coderre hasn’t announced any firm game plan on the bottle issue.
“But the debate is important,” Coderre said recently. “We need to have that debate on plastic.”
The Canadian Beverage Association, which represents major players such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi Co. and Nestle, has hired a lobbyist to deal with the city.