Quebec Cree community bans plastic bags, Styrofoam – CBC

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Quebec Cree community bans plastic bags, Styrofoam – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2019261 Views

Chisasibi residents taking the ban in stride: official

Sep 04, 2019

The James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi has become the first in Eeyou Istchee to ban plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam containers.

Since Aug. 19, local food sellers and stores have not been allowed to use or sell Styrofoam products or distribute plastic bags.

The idea came up last summer during a local environment week, according to Matthew Chiskamish, the land and environment officer for the community of more than 5,000 people.

“[During that week] the stores did not give out any plastic bags to their customers and it went very well,” said Chiskamish.

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