Plastic bags make a comeback in Nova Scotia during first wave of coronavirus pandemic. (Global News)June 24, 2020
In Nova Scotia, some grocery retailers prohibited some customers from bringing in reusable cloth bags. Jim Cormier with the Retail Council of Canada says the goal of that decision was to make customers feel safe.
“Not all of them (grocer retailers) brought back single-use plastics but a lot of them did, just to ensure that there was an alternative there if customers were uncomfortable with using reusable bags during the course of the pandemic,” Cormier said.