Vancouver has voted to ban the distribution of plastic straws in addition to foam take-out containers and cups as a part of its zero-waste technique.
The ban shall be launched on June 1, 2019.
The transfer is a part of town’s Zero Waste 2040 technique, which was accepted by councillors in a vote on Wednesday.
Council additionally accepted a brand new, versatile bylaw to cut back the quantity of disposable cups, in addition to plastic and paper procuring baggage handed out throughout town.
Beneath the bylaw, a assertion stated, companies should select one of many following choices:
- No distribution of disposable cups or plastic/paper procuring baggage in any respect.
- Charging an additional payment for disposable cups or plastic/paper procuring baggage.
- Different options that shall be proposed and finalized via session.
An announcement stated town will herald an outright distribution ban on single-use baggage and cups if the discount plans do not lead to town reaching its goal discount fee by 2021.
The town stated it plans to make investments in training to assist small companies “as they transition to utilizing extra sustainable packaging supplies.”
An announcement stated 2.6 million plastic-lined paper cups and two million plastic baggage are thrown within the rubbish in Vancouver each week.