The Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission plans to stop accepting plastic bags for recycling in March and is urging greater Saint John municipalities to pass bylaws banning single-use plastic bags.

The commission has about 40 tonnes of plastic bags sorted and baled — roughly two years’ worth stockpiled in its warehouse but no market for them, said Brenda MacCallum, the head of public relations and project development.”And we’re not seeing a glimmer of hope for those bags.”

So starting March 1, it won’t be taking them anymore and MacCallum is trying to get the message out.

She is encouraging people to start now to reduce plastic bag use.

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