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The end of single-use shopping bags is in sight

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Between 1.4 and 2.7 billion shopping bagsmainly plasticare handed out in Québec every year, but only 16% are recycled. The others often end up in the environment, where they have major impacts. To help reverse this deplorable situation, Saint-Lambert has joined the movement initiated by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) to permanently ban single-use plastic bags on its territory.

With the new by-law adopted by Saint-Lambert City Council in May, effective January 1, 2023 it will be prohibited to distribute single-use shopping or advertising bags to customers, unless they are made of recycled paper. The City will also prohibit the use of all discardable plastic materials (individual water bottles, utensils, straws, etc.) at municipal events or events organized in partnership with the municipality.

Every gesture matters when it comes to protecting the environment. So be sure to do your part: remember to take your reusable bags with you when you go food shopping or to the drugstore.

For more information, you can consult the by-law number 2022-199 regarding the prohibition of single-use plastic shopping bags.