Richmond’s single-use plastic ban to come into effect next year

Richmond News

As of next year, you won’t find any plastic straws or bags at Richmond businesses.

Under the new “Single-Use Plastic and Other Items Bylaw,” adopted by city council last week, foam food containers, plastic straws and plastic checkout bags will be banned in Richmond as of March 27, 2022. …

“It is crucial that we address single-use plastics as a significant cause of environmental damage in our oceans, local waterways and other natural areas by reducing this type of unnecessary waste as we support a more sustainable, circular economy,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, in a statement. …

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