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Wood Buffalo
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2010
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Holds at least 20lbs without failure. Made of cloth, durable plastic more than 2.25 mil thick, or any other durable material suitable for multiple use.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/4/2012
Fort McMurray
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2010
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/6/2018
Wetaskiwin
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/9/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable Container: means any bag, box, or other container specifically designed and manufactured to hold at least 20 lbs (9.07kg) of weight without failure or sign of eminent failure, is resistant to cuts and tears and is made of: i. Cloth or other machine washable fabric; ii. Durable plastic at least 2 mils (0.05 millimeters) thick; and or iii. Any other durable material suitable for multiple uses; and iv. Cardboard boxes that have been previously used made of pressed paper pulp or pasted sheets of paper.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/16/2019
Victoria
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag made out of paper and containing at least 40% of post consumer recycled paper content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” or other applicable amount on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
$0.25
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is for the purpose of transporting items purchased by the customer from a Business and is designed and manufactured to be capable of at least 100 uses; and primarily made of cloth or other machine washable fabric;
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Businesses will be restricted from charging for or providing free plastic bags, except in specific situations. Retailers must first ask customers if they need a bag, and then charge 15 cents for a paper bag, or $1 for a reusable bag.
Updated as of
6/28/2018
Granville Island
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/1/2016
Stores Affected
Public Market only
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
By 2020, Vancouver is setting out to be the greenest city in the world!  The Public Market is trying to recycle 60% of their waste from going to landfills.
Updated as of
4/7/2016
Tofino
Status
Approved - but not legally enforced
Enforcement Date
5/1/2007
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/4/12
Parksville-Qualicum
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag made primarily of pulp or paper, but does not include a Plastic Bag.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is designed and manufactured to have a minimum lifetime of 100 uses and is at least 2.25 mils (0.571 millimetres) thick, if made of plastic.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/16/2019
Leaf Rapids
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/2/2007
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Canada was the first town in North America to ban plastic bags.
Updated as of
2/6/2018
Thompson
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/31/2010
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag, box or other container that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that is: 1. made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; 2. or made of other durable material suitable for reuse; if plastic, must be at least 2.25 mil thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/6/2018
Toronto
Status
Rejected
Enforcement Date
N/A
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Facing threat of lawsuits, city council voted to cancel ban. Currently there is no restriction on plastic bags.
Updated as of
11/28/12
Prince Edward Island
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
at least 40% PCR
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
$0.25
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
PEI is the first province in Canada to pass legislation to ban single use plastic bags.
Updated as of
6/28/2018
Montreal
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Plastic bags that are thicker than 50 microns (or 0.05 mm or 1.96 mil) are not being outlawed
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/16/2018
Brossard
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Needs to be made out of recycled content but there is no mention of the minimum amount
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
0.1 mm thick which is equivalent to 3.94 mil thickness minimum
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/25/2016
Deux Montagnes
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2009
Stores Affected
Retail, Grocery, Pharmacy, Food Vendors
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/4/12
Huntingdon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2008
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
1/16/2018