Montreal's ban on plastic bags comes into effect - Retail Council of Canada
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Montreal’s ban on plastic bags comes into effect

September 27, 2022

As of Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Montreal has banned the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags in retail outlets in all its boroughs. Restaurants will also have to comply with this regulation.

The regulations prohibit the distribution of plastic shopping bags of any thickness, whether they are made of degradable (oxodegradable, oxofragmentable, biodegradable or compostable) or non-degradable plastic. This applies not only to retail businesses such as clothing stores, shoe stores, hardware stores, grocery stores, but also to restaurants, including those offering take-out and home delivery. See the announcement here.

For questions or more information contact

Michel Rochette
President, CCCD – Québec