Huntingdon has become the first Quebec municipality to ban plastic bags at check-out counters
The Huntingdon bylaw means no retail outlet can distribute plastic bags, no advertiser can deliver fliers in plastic bags and residents are not even supposed to line their garbage bins with green plastic bags.
So far the system is working well. Customers simply have to remember to bring their own paper bags. If they forget they can buy a reusable sack at the IGA for 99 cents. As a last resort, the store supplies paper bags, but reluctantly. So far the IGA has handed out more than 9,000 free reusable bags to its customers.
Does banning plastic shopping bags strike you as a good idea?
Should this ban be extended to the whole of the province?