CleanBC Plastics Action Plan
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Who: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
What: Proposal of a new regulation to reduce waste from single-use and plastic items
Why: To tackle plastic waste and pollution
How: Survey, written submissions
The B.C. government is proposing a new regulation that will help tackle waste and pollution from single-use and plastic items. Feedback from this engagement will help inform development of the regulation
These single-use and plastic items include:
• Checkout bags
• Disposable foodservice accessories
• Plastic foodservice packaging (polystyrene foam, PVC, PVDC, and compostable plastics)
• Oxo-degradable plastics
The ministry drafted an intentions paper that outlined the proposed regulation and sought feedback from the public and interested parties.
The engagement included two surveys, one for the general public and one for businesses. It also welcomed written submissions from Indigenous communities, local governments, industry and non-governmental organizations.
- 1,945 completed public surveys
- 67 completed business surveys
74 total written submissions
Feedback received through this engagement has been collected and summarized in a What We Heard report, which will inform the drafting of the new regulation and the development of future actions. The proposed regulation is anticipated to come into effect by the end of 2023 and be implemented in phases.