What was this engagement about?
Preventing single-use and plastic waste in British Columbia.
The Province concluded engagement on an intentions paper for the new Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation on July 5, 2022. This new regulation aims to reduce single-use and plastic waste by limiting or banning the use of certain single-use items when it comes into force on December 20, 2023. The regulation complements and expands on the actions taken by B.C. municipalities and the federal government to tackle plastic waste and pollution.
The engagement gathered feedback on the proposed regulation, and on other actions to reduce plastic waste, address materials that are difficult to reuse or recycle, and keep what we do use working for us for longer.
Engagement timelines: April 22 to July 5, 2022 (completed)
B.C. sought input from the public, Indigenous communities, businesses, local governments, industry and businesses, and organizations. Read the Intentions Paper for details on the proposed regulations and actions.
Survey for businesses
Complete a written submission for Indigenous communities and local governments
Complete a written submission for industry
Feedback gathered through the public engagement process is summarized in the What We Heard report. This feedback has helped inform the development of the Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation, which will come into effect on December 20, 2023.