Where there’s a will, there’s a plas­tic bag-free way

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial - Patsy Plough­man Fox Cove, Labrador Straits

The lit­tle town of Blanc Sablon, pop­u­la­tion 1,118, on Que­bec’s Lower North Shore and the ter­mi­nal for the Labrador Straits ferry from St. Barbe, has two ma­jor, very well stocked gro­cery stores. Both these stores are now sin­gle-use plas­tic bag free. One is of­fer­ing pa­per bags and the other multi-use plas­tic ones for pur­chase.

Not only that, the town has an ex­tremely com­pre­hen­sive re­cy­cling pro­gram, spear­headed ini­tially a num­ber of years ago by a young woman who started pick­ing up beach and road­side stuff with her chil­dren.

It just goes to show what can be achieved when the col­lec­tive will is there. Blanc Sablon could very well be a model for New­found­land and Labrador towns, as it ap­pears un­likely that the ini­tia­tive is go­ing to come from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

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