Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Loblaw, Provigo, Metro Start Charging For Bags In Quebec

From CBC News:

Quebecers who shop at major grocery chains will have to pay five cents per plastic bag, starting Wednesday.

Loblaw, Provigo and Maxi stores across the province enacted the policy in an effort to convince customers to switch to reuseable bags.

The move is expected to reduce the number of bags sent to landfills each year by a billion, according to environmental groups.

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