The gutter plastic liquor store
Glen Korstrom / Business in Vancouver –
Nov 15 2019 / 12:03 afternoon | Story:
Photo: Glacier media
B.C. The Liquor Distribution Branch will begin phasing out plastic bags in the 197 BC Liquor Shop at the end of this month.
Around 22 million plastic bags that are provided every year often end up in landfills, if not in public spaces or in waterways.
Bulldog Bag Ltd. The Richmond-based will supply the government, and stores will charge 10 cents per bag to cover the costs.
"The launch of the bag will begin on Vancouver Island in late November, before moving to Metro Vancouver in February, and the entire province in early March," Minister David Eby said.
Government liquor stores already provide paper bags in Victoria, where there are temporary bans on plastic bags under city regulations. The BC Court of Appeals imposed a Victorian regulation in July because it ruled that the city needed provincial approval.
The location of the BC Liquor Shop in the area, however, continues to act as if the ban was imposed.