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Plastic Bag Bans

Plastic Bag Bans are unnecessary. Plastic bags are multi-use, recyclable, hygienic, convenient and more environmentally friendly than alternatives. 93% of plastic bags are reused and recycled.

Plastic bags are not single-use bags, but multi-purpose and multi-use.  In fact, when it is reused or recyled, the plastic bag is a sustainable solution.

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  • The plastic bag ban issue is polarizing and controversial across North America.
  • Bans are not the answer as plastic bags are multi use, recyclable, environmentally friendly and convenient.
  • Bans continues to threaten thousands of jobs in our industry. 
  • They are not going away any time soon.

Quebec Proposed Plastic Bag Bans 2015/2016:

  • Get the real facts about plastic bags: 
  • Apr. 9, 2016 - The plastics industry offers new bags & oppose the ban by mayor Coderre, Le Journal de Montreal More >
  • Feb. 11, 2016 - Proposed Brossard bag ban decried by Canadian Plastic Bag Association
  • Feb. 4, 2016 - Ban of plastic bags: Brossard's decision based on fiction not facts - The city will face an increase of 700% bag waste and greenhouse gas emissions More >
  • Feb. 4, 2016 - Banning plastic bags in Brossard: a choice that is based on outdated data - Quebecers already among the best product stewards in the world because of their commitment to the 3 R's More >
  • For updates or to find out how you can get involved, please contact us.

California plastic bag ban 2014:

Toronto, ON plastic bag ban 2012: