Gatineau considers following Montreal's plastic bag ban

By CBC News Ottawa, January 4, 2018

The City of Gatineau is floating the idea of adopting Montreal's ban on plastic bags in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.

On New Year's Day, the City of Montreal became the first major Canadian city to ban retailers from using single-use plastic bags. Retailers have until June 5 to rid their stores of their current stock of plastic bags under the new law.

Officials in Gatineau are still ironing out details about how it could replicate the new rule, including which kind of bags would be banned and when.

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