Sobeys to Charge for Bags in Ontario

Sobeys, Foodland and IGA stores in Ontario will begin charging 5 cents per plastic shopping bag in an initiative to reduce waste and encourage recycling, operator Sobeys said Wednesday.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys, Foodland and IGA stores in Ontario will begin charging 5 cents per plastic shopping bag in an initiative to reduce waste and encourage recycling, operator Sobeys here said Wednesday.

The company in a statement said the initiative would help accelerate a previous pledge to reduce the amount of bags used in its stores by half by 2012. Stores that charge users for bags use around 55% fewer bags than those that offer complimentary bags, Sobeys adde

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