Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it plans to eliminate all single-use plastic shopping bags from its stores by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
It has 2,500 stores across the country.
Loblaw says as single-use plastic shopping bags are phased out systematically, province by province, customers will have a variety of reusable alternatives.
It says customers have already rallied around reusable bags.
Loblaw says the adoption of a plastic bag fee has led to a 70% decline in the use of plastic bags in its stores.