Remember to Bring Your Own Bag! Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Begins February 1
The City of Regina reminds residents that the Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Bylaw comes into effect on February 1, 2022.
The average Canadian uses 200 to 300 plastic checkout bags a year which means that Regina residents are using millions of single use plastic bags annually. Over 10,000 Regina residents participated in public engagement on this initiative, and 77 per cent indicated that the reduction of single-use plastic items is an important issue to them.
The Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Bylaw aims to minimize plastic waste entering the landfill, prevent plastic litter in our community and protect the environment.
After a delay in implementing the bylaw due to COVID-19, last fall the City announced and began promotion of the updated effective date to provide businesses and residents ample time to plan for the change.
Any individual or business that provides a plastic checkout bag after the bylaw is in effect can be fined.
- For an individual: $100 first offense, $200 second offence, up to $500 third offence
- For a business: $500 first offense, $1,000 second offence, up to $10,000 third offence
For more information and to view the new bylaw, visit Regina.ca/plastic.