The Manitoba government has set a target of reducing the use of single use plastic bags in our province by 50% by 2015.
You can do your part to help reach this goal:
- When a retailer offers a bag, just say “no.” For one or two items, we often don’t need any bag at all.
- Use a cloth or other re-useable bag when you go shopping.
- Re-use your “single use” plastic bags to hold household garbage, pet waste and other items.
- If you do use plastic bags, return them to a retailer that accepts them.
Remember, reduce your use of plastic bags, and reuse and recycle the ones already in your home.