B.C. can be a place where plastic pollution becomes a thing of the past. We need your help to get there.

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more than 40% of plastic is used only once

Here in B.C. we can do our part to change this, and we want your thoughts and ideas on how best to do it.

We want your input

Here are some solutions we’re considering

Bans on single-use packaging

When it comes to phasing out single-use packaging, we want to hear from British Columbians about what this could look like.

We want to know what types of plastic packaging should be phased out across the province -- and we want to hear from you about what kind of exemptions might be needed to keep products accessible for the people who need them.

Reducing plastics overall

We need to make sure that we’re using less plastic in the first place.

We’re looking at effective ways to prevent plastic waste in the first place and ensure the plastic that is recycled is used most effectively.

Recycling more plastics

Keeping plastic products like straws, stir sticks, plastic cutlery, and plates, bowls, cups, and party supplies out of our landfills and waterways.

Our proposal would require producers to to take responsibility for many more plastic products. This means more single-use plastic items like sandwich bags, ‘disposable’ plastic cups, straws, and cutlery will now be easily recyclable.

Making sure we return plastic bottles

Saving millions of plastic bottles from being thrown away.

We’re looking to expand the deposit-refund system to cover all beverage containers, and changing the deposit-refund to 10 cents for all containers – keeping millions more single-use containers out of landfills and our waterways.

Learn more about the options

We’re engaging with people right now on the path forward to reduce plastic pollution in B.C. We want to know what you think. Please participate by September 18 at 4pm.

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