With your help, we've created a made-in-Vancouver strategy to dramatically reduce waste from single-use items.
Foam cups and foam take-out containers
Jan 1, 2020: ban begins for business license holders
Apr 22, 2020: accessibility requirements and ban begin
Apr 22, 2020: by-request requirement begins
Jan 1, 2021: $0.25 fee begins
Plastic and paper bags
Jan 1, 2021: ban on plastic and compostable plastic shopping bags begins, fees on paper and reusable shopping bags
Staff are working with Vancouver Coastal Health to explore opportunities to launch a reusable container initiative in Vancouver.