The Cowichan Valley Regional District has proposed a ban on plastic bags, a motion that has now found approval from their fellow municipalities and districts around British Columbia.
The Union of B.C. Municipalities has decided to send a strong message to the government, retailers and consumers about the use of plastic grocery bags at its conference in Victoria last week.
Delegates at the conference voted in favour of a controversial motion put forward by the Cowichan Valley Regional District to ban the use of the bags at the manufacture and retail levels.
But don't expect the bags to disappear from stores anytime soon. read more >>