In partnership with local non-profits and social enterprises, we're exploring options to provide free reusable shopping bags to residents in need.
We're developing the Shopping Bag By-law Support Plan before Vancouver’s ban on plastic shopping bags and fees for paper bags and new reusable bags begin January 1, 2022.
The purpose of the support plan is to minimize potential impacts that the plastic bag ban and required fees on paper and new reusable bags may have on residents with low incomes or people experiencing homelessness.
Development of the Shopping Bag By-law Support Plan is ongoing. Sign up for updates
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What's happeningReusable shopping bag drop-off event
Between March 22 and April 18, residents can donate reusable shopping bags at the Zero Waste Centre as part of a City pilot program.
The pilot will explore options for collecting reusable shopping bags that can then be made available to residents in need as part of the Shopping Bag By-law Support Plan.
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For more information, send us an email at ShoppingBagSupportPlan@vancouver.ca