A bill introduced by the B.L.O. and other parties would fine residents who reuse plastic barrels in the province.
The bill was tabled in the legislature Monday by the Liberal government, which has made recycling plastic barrels a priority.
Plastic barrels are used to store water and fuel, as well as for plastics, paper and other products.
Under the bill, violators could face fines up to $2 of plastic per day.
The legislation is aimed at discouraging people from using plastic barrels, which are also used to manufacture plastics, as a way to save money.
The government is considering a similar measure in Victoria.