Have your say: single-use plastics
British Columbians, Indigenous communities, businesses, local governments and organizations now have until 4:00pm July 5, 2022 to provide feedback on the Province’s proposed actions to prevent single-use and plastic waste.
If you’ve yet to share your thoughts, visit https://engage.gov.bc.ca/plastics/.
Proposed provincial actions include:
- Bans on plastic check-out bags; fees for paper and reusable bags
- By-request foodservice accessories (cutlery, straws, condiment sachets, napkins, cup lids)
- Bans on problematic plastic foodservice packaging – includes cups, bowls, trays, cartons, film wrap, produce bags, plates made from polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), PVC, and compostable plastics
- A ban on all oxo-degradable plastic packaging.