31 May '18, 5am

Vancouver Just Banned Plastic Straws, and Plans to Do Even More #care2

Vancouver Just Banned Plastic Straws, and Plans to Do Even More #care2

Vancouver is being applauded for becoming the first city in Canada to ban plastic drinking straws in an effort to reduce its use of single-use disposable items. Better yet, the ban also includes polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers, and is part of a major effort launched by the city to be zero waste by 2040. According to the City of Vancouver , it’s the first city in the world to approve a comprehensive zero waste strategic plan. First in Canada! Vancouver adopts new policy to prohibit polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers, and single-use plastic straws, as part of the Zero Waste 2040 strategy #vanpoli #greenestcity pic.twitter.com/FzBfbsH2R5 — Van Mayor's Office (@VanMayorsOffice) May 17, 2018 These single-use items are the first to go, and will be eliminated by businesses by June 2019, but the city’s going even further to reduce its waste with a Single-U...

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