B.C. can be a place where plastic pollution becomes a thing of the past. We can get there together.

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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.

We’re tackling plastics by looking at

Bans on single-use packaging

Too much plastic packaging is designed to be used only once, and can end up polluting our environment and waterways.

We’re looking at effective ways to phase out specific single use plastics – and 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.

We are requiring producers 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 expanding 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.

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