Retailers, Officials Agree on Toronto Bag Bill: Reports

Canadian supermarket operators and city officials have reportedly agreed on a plan to introduce legislation requiring consumers to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag they get from stores.

TORONTO — Canadian supermarket operators and city officials here have reportedly agreed on a plan to introduce legislation requiring consumers to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag they get from stores.

The deal, which was to be announced Wednesday by the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors trade group, is an alternative to an earlier city proposal to make stores provide shoppers with a 10-cent credit for each bag eliminated. That proposal drew sharp criticism from retailers

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