Resources for BusinessesRichmond's Single-Use Plastics Ban
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has approved the City's Single-Use Plastic and Other Items Bylaw No. 10000 to ban:
- plastic checkout bags;
- plastic straws; and
- foam food service ware for prepared food (such as foam plates, clamshell containers, bowls and cups).
Due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City does not yet have an adoption date for Bylaw 10000. Depending on what happens with the pandemic, the City will assess the timing for adopting and implementing the Bylaw.
Outreach has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will be developing a tool kit and other outreach materials for use during the transition phase while timing for the Bylaw is determined. We will post more information on outreach plans when the timeline is clearer and the second phase of community engagement is underway.
- Discussion Guide: English
- 2019 Notification Letters: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Alternative Material Supplier List
The following list has been compiled for information purposes only, to support businesses in a successful transition away from the items proposed to be banned under Bylaw 10000. Please note the list is not exclusive, nor is the City responsible for any aspect of the products offered by the organizations or fluctuations in product availability.
If your business sells food service ware, checkout bags and/or straws that are made from compliant materials and you would like to be added to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Resources