Brossard traders will no longer distribute plastic bags for single use their customers as of September.
A law to that effect will be adopted in January, at the next meeting of city council. A nine-month transition period will follow, to allow citizens and traders to adapt.
In Montreal, the Committee on the Environment suggested Tuesday to ban thin bags – the most damaging to the environment – starting in spring 2018. The thick bags (more than 50 microns), such as those distributed by Simons and Sports Experts, for example, remain enabled.
In Brossard, thick bags will also be banned. There will be exceptions, however, for bags with a sanitary use, like those serving to fruits and vegetables at the supermarket.