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Montreal introduces opt-in program for Publisac to reduce landfill waste

Montreal introduces opt-in program for Publisac to reduce landfill waste
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The City of Montreal is planning to make big changes when it comes to reducing landfill waste.

By 2030, Mayor Valerie Plante plans to make Montreal the greenest city in North America. How do they plan to meet this goal? One of their many projects include implementing a new opt-in option for Publisac and other flyers.

By May 2023, those that wish to continue receiving the Publisac flyers must apply for it with the city of Montreal to get a sticker. In addition, the plastic bags that they normally come in will be a thing of the past. 

According to CTV News, “The city says around 800,000 flyers and other advertisements are distributed in Montreal every week, adding up to about 40 million per year.”

This new initiative is set to help push the city into a greener direction, according to Mayor Valerie Plante.

"Cities must take strong action to address the climate crisis, and this by-law will allow us to reduce at the source a significant amount of paper and plastic in circulation in Montreal," said Plante.

Will you be opting in or out for the Publisac sticker?

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