Wetaskiwin bans single-use plastic bags

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
October 17, 2018 - 9:16am Updated: October 17, 2018 - 10:07am

City of Wetaskiwin officials are calling it another step in sustainability.

Council has passed a bylaw prohibiting retail establishments from selling or distributing single-use plastic checkout bags thinner than two millimetres thick.

The ban will apply to any location where goods are offered for sale, including grocery stores, retail stores, farmers' markets, fast food or restaurants.

If you are unsure if your business is affected by the plastic bag ban, please contact us at 780.361.4420 or email the City Clerk.

Exceptions to the ban include plastic produce bags, plastic bags to contain fresh meat or fish products and plastic bags used to contain bulk food items or bulk hardware items.

The ban takes effect July 9, 2019.

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