Plastic Bag Ban

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

The final countdown to banning some single-use plastics in Canada begins today

Plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers banned by end of this year, sale by end of next

 

In mid-January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a province-wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piece-meal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution. (Photo: Canadian Press/Paul Chaisson)

Surrey councillor wants to ‘suspend’ restaurants having to charge bag fees

Coun. Brenda Locke presented a notice of motion to that end on Monday

 

A woman leaves a grocery store using plastic bags in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It’s the end of days for plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam take-out containers in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal government intends to ban plastic straws, bags in Canada by end of 2022

Plastic stir sticks, cutlery, six-pack rings, bags and Styrofoam takeout to be eliminated entirely.

 

Delta council gave first, second and third reading Nov. 8 to a bylaw banning plastic checkout bags and polystyrene foam containers and cups on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Final reading of the bylaw took place Monday, Dec. 6, and the ban will come into effect in six months. (Black Press Media file photo)

Delta bans plastic checkout bags, foam containers

The bylaw won’t come into effect for six months, with enforcement starting six months after that

Delta council gave first, second and third reading Nov. 8 to a bylaw banning plastic checkout bags and polystyrene foam containers and cups on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Final reading of the bylaw took place Monday, Dec. 6, and the ban will come into effect in six months. (Black Press Media file photo)
Following the City of Surrey’s ban on stores dispensing plastic bags, it is ‘asinine’ to charge customers for biodegradable paper bags, writes Stanley Nozick. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LETTER: With plastic banned, businesses should absorb costs of paper bags

‘Asinine’ for businesses to charge customers for biodegradable bags

  • Dec 2, 2021
Following the City of Surrey’s ban on stores dispensing plastic bags, it is ‘asinine’ to charge customers for biodegradable paper bags, writes Stanley Nozick. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Delta council gave first, second and third reading Monday (Nov. 8) to a bylaw banning plastic checkout bags and polystyrene foam containers and cups. Final reading will happen “in early 2022,” with the ban coming into effect six months later. (Black Press Media file photo)

Delta to ban plastic checkout bags, foam containers in 2022

Council gave third reading to the draft bylaw Monday afternoon (Nov. 8)

Delta council gave first, second and third reading Monday (Nov. 8) to a bylaw banning plastic checkout bags and polystyrene foam containers and cups. Final reading will happen “in early 2022,” with the ban coming into effect six months later. (Black Press Media file photo)
In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a province-wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piece-meal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Surrey first city in Metro to ban plastic check-out bags

Council gave final approval to the bylaw Monday night

In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a province-wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piece-meal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
The City of Surrey has moved a step closer to its single-use plastics and styrofoam ban, approving a communication and education plan for businesses. (File photo)

Surrey moves forward with single-use plastics ban, anticipated to take effect in November

‘Communication and education plan’ to prepare businesses approved

The City of Surrey has moved a step closer to its single-use plastics and styrofoam ban, approving a communication and education plan for businesses. (File photo)
The City of Surrey is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags and other single-use non-disposable plastics. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Surrey moves to ban single-use plastic bags after bylaw approved by province

B.C. Ministry of Environment approves bans in Surrey, Nanaimo, Rossland and Esquimalt

The City of Surrey is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags and other single-use non-disposable plastics. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pile of plastic shopping bags. (Black Press file photo)

Surrey moves to ban plastic shopping bags and foam cups, and stiffens tree-cutting fines

Plastic bags bylaw now goes to Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for approval

A pile of plastic shopping bags. (Black Press file photo)
Bottled water is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Canada’s proposed ban on single-use plastics may not run afoul of its trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but experts suggest it disregards the “pause-and-check” spirit of the agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bottled water is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Canada’s proposed ban on single-use plastics may not run afoul of its trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but experts suggest it disregards the “pause-and-check” spirit of the agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The City of Victoria’s efforts to ban plastic bags were squashed by a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s plastic-bag ban ended by Supreme Court of Canada

City’s leave to appeal lower court’s decision denied

The City of Victoria’s efforts to ban plastic bags were squashed by a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Court of Appeal deems Victoria plastic bag ban bylaw invalid

B.C. Court of Appeal deems Victoria plastic bag ban bylaw invalid

Appeal Court Justice sides with plastic bag industry

B.C. Court of Appeal deems Victoria plastic bag ban bylaw invalid
The Canadian Plastic Bag Association is taking the City of Victoria to court once again (File photo)

Plastic Bag Association takes Victoria to court once again over single-use bag ban

The B.C. Supreme Court initially favoured the City in June 2018

The Canadian Plastic Bag Association is taking the City of Victoria to court once again (File photo)
A plastics industry lobby group has challenged the City of Victoria in court over its upcoming ban on the provisional of single-use plastic bags by merchants. iStock photo

Group threatens legal action over Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Petition the latest move by plastics industry association to overturn Canadian bag bans

A plastics industry lobby group has challenged the City of Victoria in court over its upcoming ban on the provisional of single-use plastic bags by merchants. iStock photo
Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria first B.C. municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

City bylaw will come into effect this summer

Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)