Vancouver votes to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019 – CanadaPosted on May 20, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
Vancouver has voted to ban the distribution of plastic straws as well as foam take-out containers and cups as part of its zero-waste strategy.
The ban will be introduced on June 1, 2019.
The move is part of the city’s Zero Waste 2040 strategy, which was approved by councillors in a vote on Wednesday.
Council also approved a new, flexible bylaw to reduce the amount of disposable cups, as well as plastic and paper shopping bags handed out across the city.
Under the bylaw, a statement said, businesses must choose one of the following options:
- No distribution of disposable cups or plastic/paper shopping bags at all.
- Charging an extra fee for disposable cups or plastic/paper shopping bags.
This plastic ban/reduction is starting to take place in many parts of the world now. it is desperately needed. Unfortunately the Australian federal conservative government is saying it will cost industry too much so they are happy to keep letting our oceans and wild be destroyed by plastic manufacturers.