Starting Friday, October 30, 2020, the Library is joining retail businesses across Nova Scotia in stopping the use of plastic bags.
Sharing a commitment to the environment
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library followed a practice of not buying plastic bags, preferring reusable fabric when needed, for our 14 branches. Last spring, however, we purchased plastic bags for our Curbside Pick-up service and grab bags in adherence to public health guidelines.
Now, with the province moving ahead with a ban on single-use plastic bags, we agreed it was time to resume our commitment to reducing our use of single-use plastic.
Public health is still a concern for us, too
We have sourced 100% recycled, minimum 40% post-consumer content paper bags to use in our contactless transactions, like Curbside Pick-up. Soon, we will completely eliminate single-use plastic bags from our Library services.
We encourage you to maximize your use of reusable bags, including bringing your own to the Library. Our Library canvas tote bags are also available for purchase in-branch at $10 each, for those who prefer that option.
We can all have a greater positive environmental effect when we work together.