Pincourt approves single-use shopping bag bylaw - Retail Council of Canada
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Pincourt approves single-use shopping bag bylaw

The town of Pincourt has adopted a by-law banning certain plastic shopping bags that will take effect on April 22, 2019. The by-law follows the Montreal model already in effect.

Plastic shopping bags thinner than 50 microns are prohibited, as well as oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable, biodegradable, compostable polyester and starch shopping bags, regardless of thickness.


Plastic shopping bags at least 50 microns thick, reusable bags and plastic bags used exclusively to carry produce, nuts, bulk snacks, ready-to-eat foods, meat, fish, bread and dairy products are not affected by the ban. Bags used for prescription medications are also exempt.

Next steps

The bylaw takes effect on April 22, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Philippe Cantin, Senior Director, Sustainability Innovation and Circular Economy at or 514-316-8771