Plastic Bag Ban

Province gives Saanich plastic bag ban bylaw the go-ahead

‘Saanich is out of the bag and ahead of the game,’ mayor says

 

City of Victoria drafts revision of plastic bag ban bylaw

The bylaw will need to go to the province for approval

 

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

 

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

Supreme Court determines next phase of Victoria’s plastic bag ban on Thursday

The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether or not it will hear the appeal

Provincial government seeks feedback on plastic pollution strategies

The province launched an online survey on banning plastics and upgrading recycling strategies

Victoria businesses remain plastic-bag free, despite court ruling

Business association says no one has inquired into re-establishing the use of plastic bags

Plastic Bag Association takes the City of Victoria to court once again

The B.C. Supreme Court initially favoured the City in June 2018

Esquimalt requests public feedback as it plans for plastic bag ban

An online survey aims to gather information before the ban comes into effect in January 2020

Esquimalt looks into instating plastic bag ban

The township will now seek public consultation on how to bring the bylaw into effect

City of Victoria considers disposable straw ban

Council looks at options to help become a ‘zero waste’ community

Victoria’s plastic bag ban inspires local entrepreneur to give back

Karebags a local, collaborative alternative for reusable bags, donates profits to charity

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Court dismisses a challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association

Group lobbies Supreme Court over Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Petition the latest move by plastics industry association to overturn Canadian bag bans

OPINION: Great Shopping Bag Hoax happening in Victoria

Former plastics worker points out flaws in reasons for bag ban

  • Jan 24, 2018

Victoria first B.C. municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

City bylaw will come into effect this summer

Esquimalt not rushing onto plastic bag ‘banned’ wagon

Council votes to evaluate bylaw after monitoring Victoria results

Plastic checkout bag ban to take effect in Victoria next summer

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