The town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is doing “away with plastic bags” in the New Year.
The ban on all plastic bags will take effect January 1st, 2020.
Mayor Wally Andersen says the town has been working on a ban for quite some time and after lots of positive feedback from both residents and businesses, the town has decided to move ahead with the plan.
Andersen says they are informing residents about this ban.
Right now they are preparing and to figure out how their bylaws will work.
Andersen hopes other communities will follow their lead and ban the bag.
Story Corsetry of the VOCM.