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Category Archives: Canada Recycling News

Walmart to charge for plastic bags

In Canada Recycling News by on January 24, 2018

Walmart will join Superstore next month in charging customers for plastic bags. Beginning on Feb. 9, the chain of stores will charge customers five cents for each plastic bag used to house items bought at the checkout. Superstore has for years charged five cents per bag. Walmart said the fee is part of its strategy for cutting the amount of...

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Metro Vancouver halts plan to build new garbage incinerator

Metro Vancouver’s drive to build a new garbage incinerator is on ice, if not dead. The regional district announced Thursday it is discontinuing the lengthy waste-to-energy procurement process, although it indicated it could be restarted in a year or two. Board chair Greg Moore said improved recycling and waste-reduction efforts have pushed back the need for new waste disposal capacity...

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