Plastic grocery bags to be phased out

 

Sobey's is jumping on the anti-plastic bandwagon and getting rid of their plastic shopping bags by 2020.

They'll be phased outbut, but you will still have the option of paper if you forget your reusable bags.

But is that actually a better option?

It's iffy.

Tony Walker with Dalhousie's School for Resource and Environmental Studies says making paper damages the environment.There are pesticides used to grow the trees to make them, emissions in the pulping process.

So it may he hard to break old habits, but remembering your re-usable bags is the most earth concious option.