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.

BC Government announces AccessibleBC plan

Earlier this week, the BC Government announced their AccessibleBC plan.

“The AccessibleBC plan lists five priority areas for government to identify, remove and prevent barriers to participation for people with disabilities:

  • creating a culture of accessibility and inclusion;
  • information and communication;
  • buildings, infrastructure and public spaces;
  • employment in the B.C. public service;
  • and- delivery of goods and services.”

Read the news release here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022SDPR0038-000854

BCIT Research: CSA Wheelchair Lifts survey

Project poster, which is also available to download in PDF format at the bottom of this post.
BCIT: British Columbia Institute of Technology‘s Applied Research, MAKE+ Team is conducting a project for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) that aims to provide recommendations for improvements to standards for wheelchair lifts. They are hopeful this will lead to some positive changes in the accessibility and usability of these devices.

As part of this work, the team is hoping to get feedback on wheelchair users’ experiences using platform lifts through a short online survey.

Take the survey here: https://ca.research.net/r/bcitlifts.

Download a PDF of the project poster here:

https://disabilityalliancebc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/BCIT-Lifted-Survey-Poster.pdf.