Plastic Bags

District council re-introduced a bylaw last week banning plastic bags. The ban will take effect within six months. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke’s plastic bag ban might expand to other plastics

Ban on plastic bags to take effect within six months

 

Esquimalt businesses will be no longer be able to provide single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter come August as the municipality looks to curb the volume of soft plastics winding up in the landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt prepares to launch plastic checkout bag ban this summer

Bylaw takes effect Aug. 16, businesses will be unable to provide single-use plastic bags

 

Saanich Coun. Susan Brice has been among those leading the charge to implement a ban on plastic bags at local stores. Council is scheduled to give final adoption to a bylaw banning plastic checkout bags on June 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Saanich starting this summer

If adopted June 21, bylaw would go into effect 60 days later

 

File photo of plastic bags.

City of Victoria drafts revision of plastic bag ban bylaw

The bylaw will need to go to the province for approval

File photo of plastic bags.
Local shops are staying plastic free. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

Local shops are staying plastic free. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich’s bylaw banning plastic bags won’t be affected by the Supreme Court ending Victoria’s bag ban. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich’s plastic bag ban won’t be affected by the Supreme Court ruling against Victoria

Council amended Saanich’s ban to align with the B.C. Court of Appeal’s ruling in November

Saanich’s bylaw banning plastic bags won’t be affected by the Supreme Court ending Victoria’s bag ban. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria’s efforts to ban plastic bags were squashed by a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria’s efforts to ban plastic bags were squashed by a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria found that more than 25,000 reusable items are thrown out in downtown Victoria per day. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

More than 25,000 single-use items thrown out in downtown Victoria every day

City staff say more needs to be done to prevent single-use items from going to the landfill

The City of Victoria found that more than 25,000 reusable items are thrown out in downtown Victoria per day. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria tea shop switches to plastic tea bags

Murchie’s Tea and Coffee says the transition is temporary

The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Rachael Montgomery, left, chair of the Surfrider Foundation’s Victoria chapter, is joined by a counterpart in a plastic bag dress that was officially retired last week at a gathering to honour winners of the City of Victoria’s BYOBag video contest. The new City bylaw banning single-use plastic bags is now in effect, but merchants have a six-month grace period to use up what bags they have in stock before risking fines for providing plastic bags to customers. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: Get ready for the new plastics reality in Victoria

Plastic bags not gone yet from store checkouts, but consumers should make alternative choices now

  • Jul 5, 2018
Rachael Montgomery, left, chair of the Surfrider Foundation’s Victoria chapter, is joined by a counterpart in a plastic bag dress that was officially retired last week at a gathering to honour winners of the City of Victoria’s BYOBag video contest. The new City bylaw banning single-use plastic bags is now in effect, but merchants have a six-month grace period to use up what bags they have in stock before risking fines for providing plastic bags to customers. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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)
Plastic grocery bags are being phased out, but providing compostable grocery bags for a fee is another option, writes News reader. Black Press files

Plastic bag ban in Victoria needs tweaking

Other ways to reduce the amount of plastic going into the landfill, reader writes

  • Dec 24, 2017
Plastic grocery bags are being phased out, but providing compostable grocery bags for a fee is another option, writes News reader. Black Press files
The Checkout Bag Bylaw was given initial approval by Victoria city council Thursday evening. (News files)

Plastic checkout bag ban to take effect in Victoria next summer

Merchants may still provide free bags for certain grocery and retail items

The Checkout Bag Bylaw was given initial approval by Victoria city council Thursday evening. (News files)