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New: 50 micron bags - Legal in Montreal

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New at Big Ben Supplies: 50 micron plastic bag

With the entry into force of new regulations on plastic bags in several municipalities, we are pleased to offer you a new alternative: 50 micron bags.

These bags meet the standards required by the Montreal regulations and are a very economical option compared to reusable bags. We offer three traditional formats:

S4 - S5 - L32

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

Reminder 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

- Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

- 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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