victoria ban on single-use plastic shopping bags to begin in july
Use plastic shopping bags.
The member has made a third reading of a bylaw that will be fined $100 if the business sells or provides plastic bags.
The adoption of the articles of association is expected to take effect in early January, if approved, in July and will be implemented from 2019.
Businesses need to ask customers if they need a bag, 15 cents for a paper bag and $2 for a reusable bag.
Bags for packing bulk food, dry cleaning or prescription will still be provided.
Earlier this month, the City of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, voted to stop using plastic bags, but delayed further action while deciding whether to enforce the ban.
Single is banned in Montreal
Use plastic bags in January.
A website from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association says that the use of three communities in Quebec, two in Manitoba and one in Alberta has been banned. B. C. -
The green footprint Association, which focuses on waste reduction in Canada, said Canadians use 9 billion to 15 billion plastic bags per year, enough to surround the Earth more than 55 times.
Fraser, director of engineering and public works at Victoria, says B. C.
Capital has broad support.
\"There are a lot of people in the city who are very excited about getting rid of the millions of plastic bags that come into the community and the thousands of plastic bags that end up in the landfill, he said. Victoria Coun.
Jeremy lofdy says there are better options than singleuse plastic.
\"We would really encourage reusable bags that can handle up to 100 or more uses,\" lofdi said . \".
There is no ban on the use of plastic bags in Vancouver, but as part of its 2040 zero waste target, it is drafting a strategy to reduce or end the use of disposable plastic bags
Use bags, coffee cups and take-out containers.
The final report on the zero waste strategy will be submitted to the Council in 2018.