Straws and Accessibility Workshop

Do you rely on plastic straws as an adaptive aid? Will the upcoming ban on plastic straws impact you or the people your organization supports? If so, the City of Vancouver would like to hear from you.

The City is considering requiring vendors to supply bendable plastic straws for customers who need them. To better understand if this is the preferred approach, they are hosting workshops and one-on-one interviews to gather input from people who rely on straws as an adaptive a id. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on exemptions and preferred straw types, while helping the City better understand how to improve accessibility across Vancouver as part of the straw ban. There will be a workshop at Mount Pleasant Community Centre on April 9, 2019.

The ban on plastic straws is a component of the City’s Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy and could begin as early as June 1, 2019 (pending Council approval).

For more information or to participate, contact: