Montreal’s plastic bag ban – a step towards sustainability?

As of January 2018, all of Montreal’s groceries and retailers will need to find a substitution to single-use plastic bags. Indeed, after years of charging a small fee as an incentive to reduce plastic use, the city has now decided to fully place a definitive ban on this option, making Montreal the first major city in Canada to implement such a law. This bylaw aims all plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns (or 0.05 millimeters), meaning soft single-use bags like the ones you get in a grocery store. This being said, thicker bags are still...

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