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Business Workshop: Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw

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Victoria, BC v8w 1P6

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The City of Victoria invites you to participate in a workshop to review and comment on the draft Bylaw to regulate single-use checkout bags. Feedback received from businesses will be used to finalize the draft Bylaw, which will be shared with Council for their consideration in December.

The proposed regulation prohibits single-use plastic checkout bags to minimize the number of plastic bags entering our waste collection systems and landfill and littering our community. Its aim is to reduce single-use plastic bags that quickly become waste after only a few uses.

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Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Antechamber, City Hall
1 Centennial Square, Victoria

If you cannot attend in person, please email your feedback on the draft Bylaw to engage@victoria.ca by no later than November 30, 2017.

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The proposed Bylaw and additional background information can be reviewed in detail here:

The draft Bylaw prohibits the use of plastic checkout bags and sets minimum fees that retailers would collect for paper or reusable bags. Fees are a proven mechanism to promote sustainable business and consumer habits, while avoiding overuse of any bag type.

The draft Bylaw also allows certain types of single-use plastic bags to be used by businesses, such as bulk bags, meat wrapping bags and dry cleaning bags. (A complete list of exemptions can be viewed here).

Any transition away from single-use plastic bags requires a strong communication and public education campaign, which the City is developing now with stakeholders across our community.

The Bylaw is proposed to come into effect on July 1, 2018.

For more information, and a list of frequently asked questions, please visit www.victoria.ca/reusablebags

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