Plastic Bag Ban Coming in October

Derek Bennett, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities, reminded the public that effective October 1, 2020, there will be a provincial ban on the distribution of retail plastic bags.

The Provincial Government amended the Environmental Protection Act in April of last year.

The cost of alternative bags, such as reusable bags and paper bags, customers may wish to purchase will be at the discretion of the individual business. Consumers using their own reusable bags are encouraged to wash them frequently.


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