Indigo creates environmental fund for collected bag fees

Toronto In response to the City of Toronto imposing a minimum five-cent fee for all plastic bags requested by shoppers, Indigo Books & Music said Friday that it will create the Indigo Environment Fund and donate all collected to fees to local environmental initiatives.

The city’s bag fee law is effective as of June 1. While the chain offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase reusable bags for $1.99, Indigo realizes that some shoppers still want to use plastic. To ease the burden of an imposed fee, the chain plans to use its Indigo Environment Fund as a holding account for all fees. The money will be donated to established environmental groups.