Is it just retail bags that would be banned?


Yes. The only type of bag that was going to be banned is disposable plastic shopping bags -- the bags that retailers used to charge 5 cents for. Residents can choose to buy or not buy plastic bags for their own use, and plastic bags for fruit and vegetables will still be available in stores.

The ban would mean that as a City, we’ve sent a clear signal that single-use, disposable plastic bags, are no longer going to pollute our parks, ravines, and take 1000 years or more to ‘break down’ in the landfill