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Nova Scotia liquor stores ban plastic bags

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. has become the latest corporation to jump on the anti-plastic bags bandwagon. The crow...


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April 7, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. has become the latest corporation to jump on the anti-plastic bags bandwagon. The crown corporation announced this week that it will stop offering plastic bags later this year.

According to media reports, NSLC will give reusable bags away to customers who buy three or more bottles of wine this month, but the bags will cost $1.49 a piece starting in May. A NSLC spokesperson said more than 10 million plastic bags are used at liquor stores each year.

“It will make it difficult for some folks who are very dedicated to using plastic bags for other purposes in their daily lives, and I’m sure they can find alternatives for cleaning up after their dogs or doing other things that will be easier on the environment than using plastic bags,” said an NSLC spokesperson to the CBC.

The liquor board is the latest Canadian corporation to blacklist single-use plastic bags from its shelves.