- Wal-Mart Canada is expanding a plastic bag fee program beyond its current British Columbia location to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. All affected consumers will be required to pay a 5-cent fee for plastic bags or buy a reusable bag for 25 cents.
- Once the model penetrates these regions, along with British Columbia, 93% of Canadians will be subject to the fee, according to Plastics News. Wal-Mart will then bring the fee to the Atlantic Canada provinces.
- In the first three months of the initiative’s roll out in British Columbia, 19 million less single-use bags left the store than in that same time frame the previous year.
Read more at Waste Dive.