Published March 5, 2019 ~
Many of us have been there — realizing only in front of the cash register that our reusable shopping bags are still out in the car on the back seat.
It’s not easy to pick up new habits and it seems the Provincial Government is wondering if it should give us a nudge by banning the bag.
Would that be a good approach to reducing plastics? Would it make a difference? The Government is asking what everyone thinks and is launching public consultations related to a provincial ban on single use retail plastic bags. Plastic bags would no longer be available at checkouts.
Government says the information gathered from the public will “assist in determining what implications a ban might have on businesses and the public, as well as what approach might reduce impacts on those who use, distribute, and make single use plastic bags”.
Anyone wishing to speak up on the matter can visit www.engagenl.ca to fill out the questionnaire or read the discussion document.
Written submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by regular mail to:
Plastic Bag Consultations
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
The deadline to participate is March 27.