Plastic straws and single-use utensils

The by-laws for plastic straws and single-use utensils start Apr 22, 2020. 

More details on the by-law requirements will be shared in early 2020. 

Toolkits for businesses and a public awareness, education, and outreach campaign will launch in early 2020. Sign up for updates on these by-laws at the bottom of this page.

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Who the by-laws apply to

All business licence holders serving prepared food or beverages in the City of Vancouver must comply with the ban.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Food vendors
  • Food courts
  • Grocery stores
  • Special events and festivals

Plastic straw by-law

Utensil by-law

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