On April 2, 2007, Leaf Rapids became the first municipality in North America to introduce By-Law legislation banning single-use plastic shopping bags. After April 2nd, cloth shopping bags will be the order of the day. Retailers who contravene the By-Law by giving away or selling single-use plastic shopping bags could be liable to a fine of up to $1000.00.Here is an interesting detail:
The town banned the bags after a Canadian company that makes reusable bags approached the town with an offer to supply reusable bags for the town.Hmm. If computers haven't yet been banned in Leaf Rapids for causing global warming, then the single-use cavalry of capitalism is on its way with one quick transaction: Uline to the rescue! They'll fit in any pocket on the way to the grocery store.