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Sobeys Ontario said this week that in order to meet a goal of reducing plastic usage across Ontario by 50 percent, it will no longer offer complimentary shopping bags. Rather, effective May 1, it will charge five cents per plastic or paper bag.

Sobeys also announced a partnership with Earth Day Canada and the
creation of the Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund, which is “aimed at creating opportunities to educate and inspire action in communities across Ontario,” and will “provide local organizations with grants of up to $20,000 to support environmental initiatives.”

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