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Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy

What you need to know
What you need to know

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

It begins with a ban on foam cups and foam take-out containers, starting Jan 1, 2020.

The Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy, approved by Council on June 5, 2018, was the result of extensive consultation with over 8,000 residents and hundreds of businesses.

Council approves restrictions on shopping bags, plastic straws, cups, and utensils

More information will be coming soon. Read the November 28, 2019, news release

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