Wouldn’t a bag ban be difficult for stores and plastic bag companies? Would people lose jobs?


There are many options for stores. Retailers in Toronto already offer reusable bags for sale (required since the bag fee by-law came into effect in 2009), and many have paper bags, shopping baskets or bins available as well.

There are many manufacturers of paper, cloth and reusable bags in Ontario and Toronto, and they would all do very well if retailers stopped using plastic bags. A number of paper or reusable bag companies expect significantly increased business.