- See Canadian Regulation on import, manufacture and sale of single-use plastic checkout bags.
- Solution replaces single-use plastic bag, a commonly found litter
- Provider reports bags are larger than typical single-use option, 3rd party tested for capacity/durability, made with 40% recycled content, designed for repair, verified China source.
- Solution delivered via in-store kiosk or at checkout
- Bags collected, washed, sterilized and returned to store; provider assessing washing techniques to filter micro-plastics.
- Provider reports kiosk-based pilots with over 90% return rates
- Cost to consumer (per use or subscription); cost to retailer – aim is cost neutrality.
- For consideration: UNEP LCA reports non-woven reusable bag is preferred to a single-use plastic bag after 10-20 uses – this may vary for Goatote bag.