More B.C. single-use plastic bylaws ahead - Retail Council of Canada
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More B.C. single-use plastic bylaws ahead

July 5, 2021

Members are reminded that the City of Nanaimo’s checkout bag bylaw banning single-use plastic checkout bags and mandating a minimum fee of 15 cents/paper bag or $1.00/reusable bag (rising to 25 cents and $2.00 respectively on January 1, 2022) comes into effect on July 1, 2021.

The District of Saanich’s checkout bag bylaw is coming into force as of August 20, 2021, mandating a minimum fee of $0.15 per paper bag or $1.00 per reusable bag (rising to $0.25 and $2.00 respectively on August 20, 2022).

The BC Government has said that it will be releasing a new regulation in the coming months that will allow local governments to create single-use bylaws. RCC expects a significant flurry of single-use bylaws from BC communities after that regulation is introduced.

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