Newfoundland and Labrador Banning Plastic Bags

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will be making changes to the Environmental Protection Act that will pave the way for a ban on the distribution of retail plastic bags.

The Provincial Government conducted public consultations to gauge interest in a ban of retail plastic bags and to determine the potential impacts of a ban. Consultations data indicated that 87 per cent were in favour of a ban.

It is anticipated to take between six and 12 months before the ban is fully implemented, residents will have time to get accustomed to bringing reusable bags along when shopping and businesses can begin looking at offering alternatives to plastic retail bags.

The Team

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