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Posted on: December 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation

Cut down cutlery plastic ban dec 2023

Hey Cowichan,

Through the Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation, the Province of B.C. is phasing out many hard-to-recycle single-use plastic items – reducing waste, protecting our environment, and creating a cleaner future for all British Columbians. 

In response to feedback, the B.C. government is bringing the regulation into effect in stages:  

  • December 20, 2023: Restrictions on food service accessories
  • July 15, 2024: Restrictions on shopping bags, food service ware and oxo-degradable plastics
  • July 1, 2028: Restrictions on PVC film wrap
  • July 1, 2030: Restrictions on polystyrene foam meat trays


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