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Voluntary Good Practices Code for Plastic Bag Management

To contribute in a concrete manner to the objective of reducing the use of plastic bags and to respond to consumer concerns, the CQCD joined with the Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (A.D.A.), the Conseil canadien des distributeurs en alimentation (CCDA), Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) and RECYCQUÉBEC in April 2008 to adopt the Voluntary Code of Best Practices for the Use of Shopping Bags.

This Voluntary code defines twenty concrete measures to be implemented with a view to reducing the number of plastic bags distributed and thrown away every year in Quebec. The actions identified are also aimed at promoting the use of reusable bags and other durable containers, fostering the reuse, recovery and recycling of plastic shopping bags and educating retail employees and consumers with regard to plastic bag management.

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