Are there any exceptions?

Yes, a 6-month exemption is available if compliance causes an undue hardship for your business. Submit a Hardship Application to the Board of Health, PRIOR TO July 26, 2022, explaining how compliance would have a negative impact on your business. Examples include financial burdens, excessive existing inventory, issues sourcing compliant products, etc.

Download the Hardship Application Form (PDF).

Additionally, the bylaw does not apply to non-commercial retail establishments.

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1. What is the purpose of the bylaw?
2. What is a thin-film single-use plastic bag?
3. When does the bylaw take effect?
4. Are any plastic bags allowed?
5. Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?
6. Are there any exceptions?