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Are you ready for the new plastic bag regulations?

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The whole Big Ben Supplies team wishes you a happy new year 2018!

This year marks the entry into force of the new regulation on the use of plastic bags in Montreal and in several other municipalities in Quebec.

We are happy to offer you a range of reusable bags for your business. To see our products, click here .

What you need to know for Montreal merchants:

- The regulation came into effect on January 1, but a grace period is granted until June 5, 2018.

- The regulation affects both standard bags of less than 50 microns and biodegradable bags.

- Are not affected by the regulations: Bag for fruits & vegetables / nuts / meat used for hygiene purposes and bags for cleaners' clothes.

- The amount of fines for non-compliance with the rules vary from $200 to $4000

Here is a list of other municipalities in Greater Montreal that have adopted a similar by-law:

- Beauharnois-Sallaberry

- Beloeil

- Brossard

- Calixa-Lavallee

- Candiac

- Chateauguay


- Contrecoeur

- Delson

- Two-Mountains


- Longueuil


- Mercier

- Mont-St-Hilaire

- Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

- Repentigny

- Richelieu

- Saint-Basile-le-Grand


- St. Isidore

- Saint Jean Baptist

- Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil

- Saint-Philippe

- Saint Amable

- Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

- Sainte-Julie

- Sainte-Therese

- Varennes

- Vercheres

This list is not official and may be subject to change. Check with your municipality on the terms of the regulations.

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