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City Looking for Public Input on Banning of Single Use Retail Plastic Bags

By Communications on 7/15/2019

The City of Prince Albert is exploring the feasibility of banning single use plastic retail checkout sales bags in Prince Albert and is seeking public input on the issue. A short, three question survey is now available at and is open to all residents in the Prince Albert shopping area.  

Plastic bags fill our landfill and are getting harder to recycle. Many places are moving toward a ban including many small and large Canadian cities.

“We are very early in the analysis of this issue, but felt that it was important to hear from the public so that all perspectives are considered in advance of a decision,” said Wes Hicks, Director of Public Works.

The survey will be open until Friday, July 26, 2019. The results will be shared with the City's Planning Advisory Committee and will help to shape a recommendation for City Council to consider at an upcoming meeting.  

The survey can also be completed through a direct link here:


For more information, please contact:

Wes Hicks
Director of Public Works
(306) 953-4900

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