Zero Waste

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Zero waste is a simple waste reduction concept with a ton of complexities behind making it actually happen. The City of Nanaimo coordinates with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) on waste reduction, and the ultimate, shared goal is to become a zero waste community through waste reduction and diversion efforts.

Checkout Bag Changes

Coming to all stores near you in 2021 - checkout bag regulation. You're about to be inconvenienced for the betterment of the planet. 

It's hard to remember a time when single-use plastic bags weren't an easy and fast way to haul groceries, clothes and toys out of a store, but we're about to experience a blast to the past and a time where these bags simply weren't an option.

Proper disposal of single-use bags, especially plastic ones, have become a world-wide problem, and because they don't break down over a reasonable amount of time, wherever they are discarded, they stay.

On July 1, 2021, the City of Nanaimo is implementing Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw 2020 No. 7283. Businesses are already preparing for the change, so get ready to pack those reusable bags for your next shopping trip, and get ready to make a small change that will have a positive impact on the environment.

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The City of Nanaimo coordinates with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) on waste reduction. The ultimate goal is to become a zero waste community through waste reduction and diversion efforts.

Last updated: May 19, 2021

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