Across the country, people, retailers, cities and even entire provinces are making strides to reduce waste. Whether you're already on the reuseable train or are still using plastic, a number of policies are in place that work towards getting everybody on board. These are nine places with plastic bag bans in Canada.\nAccording to Environment Canada, Canadians throw out more than 34 million of the disposable carriers a day and when those end up in landfills, it could take about 1,000 years for them to decay.\nSo people, companies and governments are pushing to bring reusable and recyclable options to the forefront.\nOther parts of the country have been working towards getting rid of waste like a proposed single-use plastic ban in all of Canada and similar bag restrictions in some B.C. cities and even the whole province.\nOne west coast store even got creative by using embarrassing bags to deter people from using them.\nHowever, only a few places have actually implemented bans already or passed legislation to put the wheels in motion for getting rid of plastic.\nProvinces like Nova Scotia and retailers like Sobeys are among those working towards being more sustainable.\nHere are nine retailers, towns, cities and provinces in Canada that have said goodbye to the bags.\nSobeys\nView this post on Instagram On January 31st, we’re saying goodbye to plastic bags, so remember to bring your reusable ones. Learn more about how we’re doing OurPart™ at the link in bio. A post shared by Sobeys (@sobeys) on Jan 8, 2020 at 1:31pm PST\nOn January 31, Sobeys will no longer be having plastic bags in its stores available for packing groceries or for putting produce into.\nIt's the first Canadian grocery chain to do a full prohibition like this.\nNewfoundland & Labrador\nView this post on Instagram 🏃♀️Headed to the store? Don't forget your bags!!! . . 🙋♀️Did anyone else have plastic bags full of other plastic bags in your house growing up?According to the EPA, we use over 380 BILLION plastic bags and wraps yearly in the USA, requiring 12 MILLION barrels of oil to create. . . Plastics bags were EVERYWHERE in my life growing up, and they still seem find their way into my home occasionally. 🏠🏠🏠 . . Wanna know where else they end up? In all bodies of water and the mouths and stomachs of sealife. 🐋🐟🐠🐡🐳🦈🐬 . Taking a bag with you to the store has so many benefits. You help keep one (or many) plastic bags out of our lakes and oceans, they are sturdier so you can carry more stuff, and you won't have bags of plastic and paper bags cluttering your house! . . Often forget them at home? After you bring them inside and put your groceries away, put them on your front door handle to put back in your car (or your purse) next time you head out! 🏡🚲🚗 . Reusable bags are available for purchase at many grocery stores, but you don't have to buy those specific ones to make an impact! You can use an old tote bag, make one out of a shirt, or snag a free one at a promo booth at fairs or conventions. Get creative and start today! #lowimpact #sustainability #sustainablechanges #sustainablekitchen #personalgrowth #change #zerowaste #food #plantbased #EPA #reuse #recycle #reusablebags #reduce #lowwaste #plasticbags A post shared by CJ 🌻 (@cjbethechange) on Jan 29, 2020 at 11:18am PST\nNewfoundland & Labrador's ban on the retail vessels will come into effect on July 1, 2020.\nThough they are trying to say goodbye once and for all, there are some exceptions for ones used to package meat and produce, newspapers, dry cleaning and a few more.\nJasper\nView this post on Instagram Hello guys! Just a friendly reminder to bring reusable bags to the market with you today. Thanks so much for 1.7k!! #globalwarming #plastic #plasticbags #gogreen #environment #plant #plants #litter #green #climategirls A post shared by Climate Girls (@climate_girls) on Jan 27, 2020 at 2:31pm PST\nIn Jasper, before July 2019, residents were allowed to voluntarily participate in bringing their own bags.\nAfter that, a full ban went into effect at stores in the town.\nAldo\nView this post on Instagram That feeling when your new Aldo products arrive in the mail. Join the #AldoCrew loyalty program and get exclusive benefits every time you shop. A post shared by ALDO shoes (@aldo_shoes) on Oct 20, 2019 at 8:28am PDT\nAt this retailer, the box your shoes come in doubles as the carrier for them with a handle instead of putting that box into additional packaging.\nAlso, if customers really want an additional outer shell instead of carrying the box, they can purchase reusable eco-totes.\nP.E.I.\nView this post on Instagram Super happy with how these custom bags I designed for @etsyteampei turned out! These were only available at the Holiday Market in November! Photo by @jenna.rachelle A post shared by Ashley Green Design (@ashleygreendesign) on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:46pm PST\nP.E.I. truly led the way when it comes to getting rid of the non-reusables. It was the first province to completely outlaw them back in July 2019.\nBusinesses in the province have to provide customers with paper versions or high-quality reusable ones.\nB.C. Liquor Stores\nView this post on Instagram A good wife/daughter-in-law takes on this line up Dec 31. #notdrinking #goodhostess #beenhereawhile... A post shared by Jody Quine (@jodyquine) on Dec 31, 2015 at 3:06pm PST\nB.C. Liquor Stores swapped out plastic bags for paper ones in all 197 government-owned and operated stores in the province.\nLocations on Vancouver Island switched over in November 2019 while stores in Metro Vancouver will do it in February and the rest of the province will follow suit in March.\nNova Scotia\nView this post on Instagram Popierinis, plastikinis ar daugkartinis? Plačiai žiniasklaidoje kalbama, kad plastikas yra blogai, tad maisto prekių parduotuvės pradėjo siūlyti popierinius maišus prekėms susidėti – kaip tvarią alternatyvą, na žinote, „banginiai sako ačiū“ 🐳 arba „aš žalias“ 🌱. Bet ar tikrai? www.vandenynai.eu palyginome tris alternatyvas, kas visgi geriau: ar popierius geriau nei plastikas, ar medžiaginiai maišai geriau nei pastarieji? Nuoroda į straipsnį profilyje 🌊 O kokį maišą parduotuvėje susidėti prekėms renkatės jūs? 🌍 #švarūsvandenynai #tvarusgyvenimas #sąmoningasvartojimas #naudokkąturi #reusablebags #plasticbags #paperbags #papervsplastic #reusable #paper #plastic #vandenynaipadėkos A post shared by Vandenynai (@vandenynai) on Jan 27, 2020 at 12:39am PST\nNova Scotia followed P.E.I.'s example and passed legislation that put a stop to the use of disposable carriers from grocery stores and other retailers across the entire province.\nIt's expected to fully come into effect later in the year.\nMontreal\nView this post on Instagram When we lived in London there was a very large Sainsbury’s about a 5min walk from our flat, so we used to do our weekly shop there. But now our nearest large supermarket is a 10min drive away and that, coupled with the challenges of shopping with a toddler, means we’ve switched to doing an online shop. We started by shopping online with Sainsbury’s as we were used to them, but after hearing from a close friend about an atrocious customer service experience and how great they found Ocado we decided to try something new....and we’ve not looked back! The service has been great and they haven’t been more expensive, which was mainly why I hadn’t used them before - they even give you a voucher for money off your next shop if your shop would have been cheaper at Tesco. But what’s really convinced me is the environmental bonuses. Yes, this photo has a lot of plastic bags in it but Ocado takes them back (and any other non-Ocado ones) to recycle and refunds you 5p a bag. But I’ve also been really impressed by the range of eco products they have. A few examples are the soap nuts I bought recently (will do a blog post soon on how I’ve found them), a biodegradable toothbrush for B and Kit&Kin eco products, none of which Sainsbury’s stock. I’m not saying Ocado is the place to go, and this is def #notanad, but it has been a bit of a revelation for me that you can get environmentally friendly products coupled with the covenience of online shopping - you just have to look for it #environment #climatechange #savetheplanet #savethefuture #family #mum #mama #mamable #home #parenting #sustainability #sustainablelife #blog #soapnuts #notanad #onlineshop #weeklyshop #supermarket #sainsburys #ocado #kitandkin #plasticbags #recycle A post shared by Mamable (@mamable_blog) on Oct 26, 2019 at 12:24pm PDT\nIn 2018, Montreal stopped grocery stores and other retailers from having plastic packages because they have "a significant impact on terrestrial and marine ecosystems," according to the city of Montreal.\nPrince Albert\nView this post on Instagram A city in northern Saskatchewan is believed to be the first in the province to have banned plastic checkout bags Prince Albert city council passed a bylaw unanimously at a meeting on Monday night despite some last-minute concerns raised by the local chamber of commerce. There’s to be a six-month adjustment period before the bylaw comes into effect on Aug. 1. Businesses or restaurants found distributing or selling plastic bags after that could face fines of up to $1,000, although stores will still be able to sell packages of bags for food storage and garbage. PHOTO: The Canadian Press #CityNews #plasticbags A post shared by CityNews Edmonton (@citynewsyeg) on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:55pm PST\nOn January 28, Prince Albert became the first city in Saskatchewan to prohibit the single-use sacks which stops businesses from giving them out to customers.\nHere's a list of more municipalities with any sort of regulations about shopping bags, even if they're not full bans.