Plastic Bag Ban

The City of Victoria is considering instating a disposable straw ban. (Pixabay)

City of Victoria considers disposable straw ban

Council looks at options to help become a ‘zero waste’ community

The City of Victoria is considering instating a disposable straw ban. (Pixabay)
Kate Fleming stands outside Mothers Nature’s Market and Deli in Cook Street Village where Karebags are available for customers after the City banned single-use plastic bags July 1. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria’s plastic bag ban inspires local entrepreneur to give back

Karebags a local, collaborative alternative for reusable bags, donates profits to charity

Kate Fleming stands outside Mothers Nature’s Market and Deli in Cook Street Village where Karebags are available for customers after the City banned single-use plastic bags July 1. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Levi Rowan (centre), joined by friends, accepts an award as youth category winner for the BYOBag video contest from Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and judge Dan Dagg, chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WATCH: Customers encouraged to wean themselves off plastic bags by Jan. 1

City of Victoria’s new bylaw eased in for merchants; winning videos offer tips for making changes

Levi Rowan (centre), joined by friends, accepts an award as youth category winner for the BYOBag video contest from Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and judge Dan Dagg, chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the City of Victoria by dismissing a legal challenge launched earlier this year by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association against the City’s ban on merchants distributing single-use plastic bags. (Victoria News file photo)

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Court dismisses a challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the City of Victoria by dismissing a legal challenge launched earlier this year by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association against the City’s ban on merchants distributing single-use plastic bags. (Victoria News file photo)
Misa Funahashi (left) and Yuki Uno show off their bag options as Sakura Sushi, Grocery and Japanese Restaurant prepares for the plastic bag ban. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Plastic bag ban guidelines unclear, local businesses say

Victoria’s BYOBag movement starts July 1, leaving local businesses with mixed feelings

Misa Funahashi (left) and Yuki Uno show off their bag options as Sakura Sushi, Grocery and Japanese Restaurant prepares for the plastic bag ban. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A plastics industry lobby group has challenged the City of Victoria in court over its upcoming ban on the provisional of single-use plastic bags by merchants. iStock photo

Group lobbies Supreme Court over Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Petition the latest move by plastics industry association to overturn Canadian bag bans

A plastics industry lobby group has challenged the City of Victoria in court over its upcoming ban on the provisional of single-use plastic bags by merchants. iStock photo
Victoria’s plastic bag ban will create undue hardship for local retailers and customers, columnist says.  News file photo

OPINION: Great Shopping Bag Hoax happening in Victoria

Former plastics worker points out flaws in reasons for bag ban

  • Jan 24, 2018
Victoria’s plastic bag ban will create undue hardship for local retailers and customers, columnist says.  News file photo
Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria first B.C. municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

City bylaw will come into effect this summer

Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The Township of Esquimalt isn’t making any decisions on the banning of single-use plastic bags just yet. On Monday council voted to wait until Victoria evaluates its bylaw, a year after it takes effect on July 1. Flickr photo

Esquimalt not rushing onto plastic bag ‘banned’ wagon

Council votes to evaluate bylaw after monitoring Victoria results

The Township of Esquimalt isn’t making any decisions on the banning of single-use plastic bags just yet. On Monday council voted to wait until Victoria evaluates its bylaw, a year after it takes effect on July 1. Flickr photo
The Checkout Bag Bylaw was given initial approval by Victoria city council Thursday evening. (News files)

Plastic checkout bag ban to take effect in Victoria next summer

Merchants may still provide free bags for certain grocery and retail items

The Checkout Bag Bylaw was given initial approval by Victoria city council Thursday evening. (News files)
Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation bring a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit to a Victoria council meeting. (Black Press file photo)

Oak Bay not moving forward with plastic bag ban

The committee of the whole was unanimous in wanting to hold off until results are known

Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation bring a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit to a Victoria council meeting. (Black Press file photo)