Tuesday, April 8, 2008

NSLC To Do Away With Plastic Bags

I saw this on the news last night. Jim Nunn was complaining that he would actually have to buy garbage bags if stores did away with plastic bags, lol! Boo Hoo!! Apparantly this move will prevent 290 tons of plastic from going into landfills and that is just the liquor store in my l'il province! Imagine what will happen when all stores do away with plastic. It would be doubly awesome if garbage pick-up did not have to involve bags at all, just a dump system. That way we would no longer be embalming our trash for all eternity.

NSLC ditching plastic bags
Last Updated: Monday, April 7, 2008 | 4:15 PM AT
CBC News

Plastic bags are disappearing from liquor stores around Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. announced Monday it plans to stop using plastic bags this fall as a way to keep waste out of landfills.

"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 NSLC spokesman Rick Perkins.

The Crown corporation is giving away a reusable bag to anyone who buys three or more bottles of wine this month. Starting May 1, the bags will cost $1.49 each.

The liquor stores will still use brown paper bags, Perkins said, and people are free to bring in their own reusable or plastic bags.

Perkins said more than 10 million plastic bags are used at liquor stores every year.

The NSLC is the latest retailer to phase out plastic bags. The Atlantic Superstore on Quinpool Road in Halifax got rid of them in February, while Pete's Frootique charges for them.

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