Plastic Bags

Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Michelle Hall and Lilly Woodbury raise their marine debris buckets to eliminating single-use plastics and creating a thriving Canadian circular economy. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Canada’s plastic advancement is viewed a win for the West Coast

“This is a victory for the ongoing history of environmental activism on the West Coast.”

 

The City of Victoria’s efforts to ban plastic bags were squashed by a Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s plastic-bag ban ended by Supreme Court of Canada

City’s leave to appeal lower court’s decision denied

 

Clayoquot CleanUp volunteers eye a mound of marine debris collected along the shoreline of Flores Island in Ahousaht First Nations territory. Kait Rogers Photo

‘Plastic Beach’ film sheds light on marine debris along B.C.’s coast

Clayoquot CleanUp and Sitka collaborate on conservation.

 

During a council meeting on Nov. 27, Ucluelet mayor and council directed staff to develop a proposed bylaw that restricts the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags and plastic straws. Adoption of the Bylaw is scheduled for June 2019. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s new mayor and council get to work on restricting single-use plastics

Staff directed to develop a bylaw that restricts distribution of plastic bags and straws.

During a council meeting on Nov. 27, Ucluelet mayor and council directed staff to develop a proposed bylaw that restricts the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags and plastic straws. Adoption of the Bylaw is scheduled for June 2019. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria first B.C. municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

City bylaw will come into effect this summer

Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Ucluelet Co-op members Kathleen Holland, Gord Dunsmore, Shaun Holtz and Richard Raschke are all in favour when it comes to banning plastic bags at their local grocery store.

Plastic bags nixed at Ucluelet Co-op

“It’s not like we are eliminating customer choices, but we are eliminating plastics.”

Ucluelet Co-op members Kathleen Holland, Gord Dunsmore, Shaun Holtz and Richard Raschke are all in favour when it comes to banning plastic bags at their local grocery store.