Single-use item by-law toolkits

What is a toolkit?

Educational toolkits are available to help businesses, charities, and not-for-profits inform staff and customers of the single-use item by-law requirements.

Toolkit materials include a by-law guide, FAQs, posters, till toppers, menu icon, stickers, window decals, and flexible plastic straws.

The single-use cup by-law is no longer in effect starting May 1, 2023.

As a result, we will be updating some of the toolkit materials below. Check back soon for updates.

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Download toolkit materials

Download toolkit materials based on your needs.

All materials are available in print except for the menu icon. 

Request printed toolkit materials and sample straws

Printed toolkit materials and sample flexible plastic straws are available by mail for businesses, charities, and not-for-profits located in Vancouver.

You may request complete toolkits, customized toolkits, or both, in the languages you choose.

Complete toolkits include a by-law guide and all the FAQs, posters, till toppers, stickers, and window decal, plus one sample flexible plastic straw that meets the plastic straw by-law requirements for accessibility.

Complete toolkit

By City of Vancouver


  • Complete English toolkit

    By City of Vancouver

  • 繁體中文

    By City of Vancouver

  • 简体中文

    By City of Vancouver

  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

    By City of Vancouver

  • Tagalog

    By City of Vancouver

  • Tiếng Việt

    By City of Vancouver

Customized toolkits include only the materials you choose.

To request printed materials, choose the language you prefer to use to complete the order form  Your order will be mailed within 5 business days. In the spirit of zero waste, please order only what you will use.

Choose the language you prefer to use for this form

English 繁體中文 简体中文 

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Tagalog Tiếng Việt

Questions about the toolkit? Email

For all other questions about single-use items and the by-laws, email

Need help in other languages? Translation services are available:

  • For Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese, call 778-722-2242 to connect with the hua foundation, a non-profit organization providing outreach and education on the single-use item by-laws in these languages on behalf of the City.
  • For other languages, call 3-1-1.