It’s winter and the organic waste collection truck has just passed. With your coat and boots on, you go out to the curb to bring in the brown bin. You dust off the snow from the top and pull a bit harder on the handles......
No more single-use plastic bags!
Effective April 22, 2021, Bylaw 929 banning plastic bags will come into force, which means that Rosemère retail businesses will now be prohibited from distributing, selling or offering certain types of shopping bags on or after that date. All plastic shopping bags, regardless of their thickness, are included in this ban. All residents are therefore being advised to get into the good habit (if this is not yet the case) of opting for reusable bags when shopping in the Town!
The Town of Rosemère adopted this environmental measure in February 2021, in keeping with the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal’s Action plan for plastic bags—an initiative aimed at reducing the amount of waste materials at the source. A number of municipalities around the world have made a commitment to collectively fight against the proliferation of plastic bags and, more generally, against all plastic materials abandoned in nature, given their impact on terrestrial and marine ecosystems and the problems related to their decomposition and recycling.