Registered charities are exempt from this bylaw to ensure their ability to provide critical social services is not limited.
Charities are not exempt from the federal regulations banning the sale of certain single-use plastics, which take effect in December 2023. The earlier effective date for the bylaw means that charities will have six(6) more months to use supplies of materials that will be banned by the federal regulations.
Businesses are encouraged to donate unused plastic bags and foam cups, plates and containers to charities, which can use them until the federal regulations come into effect.
Charities are encouraged to reduce their use of single-use items as much as they can.