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Plastic bag bylaw coming into effect in Prince Albert, Sask.


The City of Prince Albert is reminding residents to bring their own reusable bags when going grocery shopping went week.

A bylaw banning plastic checkout bags is set to be implemented on Oct. 12.

“I’m glad to be back on track with this ban,” Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said in a press release on Tuesday.

“We have a throw-away culture. This ban is a first step in what needs to be a rethinking of what we are producing and how much we are sending to the landfill.

“I know many people have found a second use for some of these plastic bags, but the truth is that many are ending up in our landfill and littered throughout our community.”

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The bylaw was passed in November 2019 with fines and enforcement originally set to take effect on Aug. 1, 2020.

The city announced in June 2020 that a motion was passed to temporarily suspend the bylaw until Saskatchewan’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic was declared over. All public health measures were lifted in the province on July 11; however, some have since been brought back.

The ban will apply to plastic bags — including biodegradable plastic — distributed at checkout counters, with some exceptions such as items purchased in bulk.

Prince Albert businesses are permitted to distribute paper and reusable bags for customers that may need them.


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