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Wal-Mart Canada expands plastics bag fee to 5 more provinces

Date May 3, 2016 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News
  • 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. 





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