The town in Lunenburg County has asked the students from Dalhousie's Management Without Borders program to provide research on the issue.
The students are expected to begin their work next fall.
Coun. Andrew Tanner brought the idea of a ban to the table, and says it makes sense to see how the community feels.
The report will include feedback from the public and the retail sector on plastic bag regulations.
Tanner says he's not looking for an outright ban right away, saying it's something that could be introduced gradually.