keep your reusable bags handy, as montreal begins enforcing ban on plastic bags
As a grace period in Montreal, businesses can relax the ban on singles
Use plastic bags after today
World Environment Day
The owner of the grocery store said he and his customers were ready.
\"I think many of them have put this in their mindset,\" said Raymond, who owns vieleo on the plateau --Mont-
Montreal officially banned singles
Use plastic bagsbut heavy-
\"Compared to the previous months, we have given away a lot less luggage in the past few months,\" he told cbcnews . \".
Stores are banned from distributing singles in Monterey-
Plastic bags have been used since January.
But they did not complete the transition until the 5 th.
The attached example passed on August 2016 prohibits merchants from giving customers packages below 50 microns (or 0. 05 millimitres).
It can also provide various types of oxoBiodegradable, oxo-
Biological bags can be removed.
Customers who have left Plasticine began selling thicker plastic bags at his store on June 1, a few days before the expiration of the grace period, 15 cents per bag.
He also sells reusable canvas bags for $3 or gives them away for free for $50 or more.
Raimundo said that most of his customers have come with reusable bags, which he expects to continue in the coming weeks and months.
What you need to know about the plastic bag ban in Montreal is \"what I want to do for the environment, if we have to get rid of the plastic and then I want to be a part of it . \"
ShopperStephen Spiegel agrees, saying he prefers reusable bags.
\"It\'s better for the environment.
Better for our own costs;
\"Everything around is much better,\" he said . \".
So, how much will it cost you to defy the rules?
The rules allow the city to impose high fines on businesses that violate the regulations.
As far as the first offence is concerned, individual retailers can receive a fine of between 200 and 1,000 yuan, and the subsequent offence will cost them 300 to 2,000 yuan.
A large company found to be in violation of the rules could be fined more, from $400 to $4,000.
City employees can check any retail store in Montreal to ensure they comply with the ban, according to the rules.
Anyone who interferes with these checks will also be found to have violated the new rules.
Best B. B. , executive director
The founder of Eco says this is a step in the right direction.
But replacing one bag with another is not the best solution, he said.
The very thin bag is easy to fly away, but the thicker bag is made of four to six times as much plastic.
Even with a cotton bag, it will have an impact when making it and finally getting rid of it, \"No matter what we do, no matter what we use, it will have an impact on the environment,\" he told
Which is the best bag?
Ribaux said you don\'t use the bag.
But if you have to use one, a bag made of nylon can have a serious impact on the environment.
If one day you forget your bag, have to take out a thicker plastic bag and reuse it.
Ribaux explains that the more times you use anything, the less impact it has on the environment.