CleanBC – Plastics Action Plan

What is this engagement about?

The Province is proposing a new regulation to reduce single-use and plastic waste by limiting or banning the use of certain single-use items. Feedback from this engagement will help create this regulation.

The regulation will complement and expand on the actions taken by B.C. municipalities and the federal government to tackle plastic waste and pollution. The proposed regulation will cover checkout bags, disposable foodservice accessories, problematic plastic foodservice ware packaging (polystyrene, PVC, and compostable plastics) and oxo-degradable plastics.

Feedback was accepted from April 22 to July 5, 2022.

How can my contribution make a difference?

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy will be guided by feedback received through this engagement to inform the drafting of the new regulation, and development and support of future actions.

Feedback will be collected and summarized in a What We Heard report, due to be published spring 2023. The proposed regulation is anticipated to come into effect in 2023 and be implemented in phases.

Details of the Engagement

Date: April 22, 2022 to July 5, 2022

Category: CleanBC

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Type: Survey, Email