Businesses in Vancouver are now banned from using single-use plastic and compostable plastic shopping bags. Paper bags will be sold for 15 cents, which will increase to 25 cents in 2023.
CTV News reported:
‘”As a coastal city, it’s important to Vancouver to reduce the amount of plastic pollution,” City of Vancouver Senior Project Manager Monica Kosmak told CTV News in December.
Your next coffee run may also be a little more expensive, as disposable cups will now come with price of $0.25.
In 2018, the City of Vancouver reported about 89 million plastic shopping bags were discarded, along with 80 million single-use cups.’
Naturally, some Vancouverites won’t be happy about this new policy.