Richmond’s single-use plastics ban formally approved by province

Richmond News

Richmond’s ban on single-use plastics has been formally approved by the provincial government.

George Heyman, MLA for Vancouver-Fairview and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, made the announcement in Richmond Saturday, part of a series of measures the province is introducing under its CleanBC Plastic Action Plan. …

At the announcement, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie called the new measures “critical milestones.”

He said the city estimates 35 million single-use plastic checkout bags, straws and foam take-out containers are collected from garbage in Richmond each year.

“So imagine the impact of removing 660 tonnes (of those items) annually from our landfill,” Brodie said. …

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