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Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy

With your help, we've created a made-in-Vancouver strategy to dramatically reduce waste from single-use items.


Information for residents on the bans on plastic straws, foam cups, and foam containers, and the by-laws on utensils, shopping bags, and cups.

Upcoming single-use item by-law changes

Review details by item type below, or the by-law documents.


Review the by-laws, strategy documents, Council updates, consultation reports, and historic timeline of the Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy.

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