Sobeys: Bag Surcharge Exceeding Provincial Reduction Targets

Sobeys said Monday that its stores in Ontario have exceeded provincial targeted guidelines for reducing plastic bag usage.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys here said Monday that its stores in Ontario have exceeded provincial targeted guidelines for reducing plastic bag usage.

In less than six months since discontinuing complimentary bags and initiating a 5-cent per bag surcharge, Sobeys stores in Ontario — operating under the Sobeys, Foodland and IGA banners — reduced plastic bag consumption by 72%, exceeding the provincial target of 50%.

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