Information for businesses and charitable food providers

Thank you to the many food vendors who have already transitioned from using foam cups and foam take-out containers and are working to reduce single-use item waste and litter.

We are committed to working with businesses and charitable food providers to create lasting change as we take action in support of our zero waste 2040 goal.


Get a resource toolkit, details on the ban on single-use foam take-out containers and foam cups, exemptions, and alternatives.


Details on the plastic straw ban, accessible straw requirements, and the temporary exemption for bubble tea.


Details on the single-use utensils by-request by-law, who it applies to, and exemptions.


By-law details for shopping bags, including fees and exemptions.


By-law details for disposable cups, including fees and exemptions.

Take-out containers

We're working with Vancouver Coastal Health to look at opportunities to launch a reusable take-out container initiative.

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