Another joiner in the crusade against plastic bags

Loblaws announced yesterday that it is going to start charging its clients for plastic bags this year. The program launched today in select Toronto-area stores, but should move across the country by the end of the year. Apparently they actually have 5 bagless stores! Luvit!

I know that not everyone can factor $5-$20 in their budgets to pay for bags and bins, so I hope that these fall under grocery subsidies that social programs support. The more everyone can do to reduce the size of landfills and the plastic soup in our oceans, the better.