What is this engagement about?
Preventing single-use and plastic waste in British Columbia.
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. 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 survey also seeks your input 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 *EXTENDED*
How to participate
B.C. is seeking input from residents, Indigenous communities, businesses, local governments and organizations. Choose one of the options from the list to review the proposed regulation and actions, and share your thoughts about single-use and plastic waste.
Read the Intentions Paper for details on the proposed regulations and actions prior to providing feedback.
Share your perspectives in a survey for individuals and the public by 4:00 pm on July 5, 2022.
Survey for businesses
Representing a business? Please complete this survey for retailers, restaurants and businesses by 4:00 pm on July 5, 2022.
Complete a written submission for Indigenous communities and local governments
Indigenous communities and local governments may submit their perspectives in writing by 4:00 pm on July 5, 2022.
Complete a written submission for industry
Non-governmental organizations, associations, industry and other businesses and organizations may submit their perspectives in writing by 4:00 pm on July 5, 2022.
Feedback will be collected and summarized in a What We Heard report, due to be published summer 2022. The proposed regulation is anticipated to come into effect in 2023 and be implemented in phases.