Bring Your Own Bag
On February 22, 2021, Nanaimo City Council unanimously adopted Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw No. 7283. Council was able to take this step after Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, announced approval of Nanaimo's Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw on February 12, 2021. The bylaw is effective July 1, 2021, allowing time for residents to adjust habits and retailers to work through any existing stocks.
"Despite being a small step, it is a symbolic step. We need to eliminate unnecessary waste, take responsibility for more wisely managing our resources and rethink this concept of single use. At the end of the day, it takes energy to produce these items and they don’t simply disappear", Ben Geselbracht, City Councillor & Chair of the Regional District of Nanaimo Solid Waste Management Select Committee.
Learn more about the bylaw banning the use of plastic checkout bags in the City of Nanaimo.
BRING YOUR OWN BAG