Say Goodbye to plastic shopping bags and start saving our waterways today.
You may have plastic shopping bags in your home town however say goodbye to plastic bags in Nova Scotia and it's time to invest in your own reusable shopping bags today.
Nova Scotia is one of the few Canadian provinces that are taking direct action to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in rivers and our landfill. Their provincial MLAs passed through legislation that bans single use plastic bags from grocery stores and other retailers in their province.
This ban will change old habits to new habits and many will own their own shopping cotton bags rather then using single use throwaway bags that cause havoc on our environment.
The majority Liberal government introduced this bill to ban single use plastic bags on September 26 and a month later passed on October 30, 2019. Many municipalities across Canada have banned single use plastic bags already but it's not common for the bags to be banned province-wide.
It's time for the United States to follow this action and help save the Ocean from chocking on single use plastic.
Worldwide, as many as one trillion plastic bags are used each year. This equates to 100 million barrels of oil! A 2015 study estimated more than 15 trillion pieces of plastic trash are in the ocean, and growing every year.
Support local nonprofits cleaning up our beaches, rivers, and our one world Ocean.
Other ways to reduce single use plastic is by buying Boxed Water over plastic water bottles and stock your car with reusable shopping bags and refillable water containers. Read more about plastic pollution facts by Ocean Blue.