Federal and provincial regulations that reduce the distribution and use of single-use items come into effect in December 2023.
The District has deferred local single-use item regulation and is advancing its single-use item reduction objectives by supporting local businesses in understanding and adapting to the federal and provincial regulations.
For example, a Sustainable Foodservice Purchasing Guide was created in partnership with the District and City of North Vancouver to help local foodservice businesses understand and adapt to upcoming single-use item regulatory changes.
In response to Council’s strategic objective to reduce community and corporate waste, including the reduction of single-use items, the District started developing a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, consultation and development of a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy for West Vancouver was suspended. For more information about the consultation process, please visit:
The District is currently advancing its single-use item reduction objectives by supporting local businesses in understanding and adapting to the federal and provincial regulatory changes.
More information about single-use item reduction, including links to the provincial and federal regulations, examples of local single-use item reduction initiatives, and resources for residents and businesses is provided in the sections below.