Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will start using eco bags as a part of the country’s new $100 billion $1 trillion infrastructure program.
The eco bags will be made from recycled polyethylene and the bags will feature a reflective exterior.
They will be used to replace conventional paper and plastic bags, the government announced Wednesday.
“The government has a responsibility to create a positive, environmentally sustainable economy and to make the country a leader in sustainable transportation and goods,” Trudeau said.
The new eco bags are being developed by the company Eco Bag Systems and will be launched by the end of the year, the country said.
They are being marketed by a new company called Eco-Pak.
The Canadian government is also working on a plan to replace the countrys existing fuel-efficient cars, the CBC News reports.