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Plastic Bags No More: Victoria to Implement Ban July 1

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- 293 days ago -
The City of Victoria plans to ban businesses from offering plastic bags to consumers starting July 1, 2018.


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Lone F (65)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 10:50 am
So glad to hear it! Yesterday plastic bags were banned in Montreal. Hoping this will be a trend across Canada,

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 11:34 am
Excellent news!

Animae C (507)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 1:46 pm
If your ban is anything like ours, it's the ban of single use bags, the oil industry has found a way around it.
They will now push you with a vengeance to PURCHASE much thicker & obviously harder to biodegrade bags at checkouts!

Watch them.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 5:13 pm
Glad to here they banned them. I use cloth ones. Thanks Lone

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:29 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing. Very good news. It has worked in the UK! Large businesses were going to be required to donate the money received on the sale of bags to charity. Not sure how well that worked, Perhaps it did!

Donna G (42)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:12 pm
Plastic bags are not banned in my city, yet. But, effective January 1, 2018, customers who need to use plastic or paper bags, now have to pay 5 cents for each bag used. The bags are not worth 5 cents. I tend to bring my own reusable bags; but, there are times when I need to use plastic bags, especially for pet waste. Waste Management, the company that empties our garbage bin once a week wants all pet waste to be double bagged in plastic bags. Right now, I have a good stash of bags; but, when I run out, I will have to buy more bags.

The sales taxes raised on these plastic and paper bags is supposed to go towards environmental projects. I don't mind that; but, I wonder if and when I have to use one of the stores bags and it breaks while the cashier is moving it to the cart, will he/she rebag it for free? I tried to find out about this at one of the local grocery stores where I shop most often and nobody seemed to have the answer. If I pay for a bag, I do not want it to break.

Gloria p (304)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 9:31 am
We banned plastic bags in Chicago but they are still available for seven cents a piece. Most people here don't get recycyling. It's disgusting. If you are curious how to do it right please check the website

Fiona O (562)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 10:50 am
This is progress. Thanks for the posting.

William C (0)
Friday January 5, 2018, 10:58 am
Thank you.
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