Quebec Saves 1.2 Billion Plastic Bags

Quebec Saves 1.2 Billion Plastic Bags

People of the province of Quebec have spared the planet 1.2 billion plastic bags, completing their government-given objective two years earlier than planned.

In Montreal earlier this week, the minister of sustainable development and environment, Pierre Arcand, announced that the objective to reach a 52% plastic bag-use reduction had been attained in 2010 rather than the 2008-2012 target as originally intended.

Quebecers used up to 2.2 billion plastic bags in 2008, but had successfully reduced the use to 1 billion by the end of 2010.

Now that this objective has been reached, the government does not plan on having another numbered objective for the years to come, but rather encourage the citizens to get hold of reusable bags or spend 5 cents on a plastic, throw-away bag.

Mr. Arcand voiced that the use of reusable bags in grocery stores was now a common practice but, other purchases in places such as drugstores and shops were still being placed in plastic bags. So clearly, some progress is still to be made in that area.
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LifeinQuebec.com staff writer

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