Charities are required to comply with the parts of the bylaw that overlap with Canada’s Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations:

  • Single-use plastic shopping bags cannot be distributed
  • Styrofoam plates, cups, bowls and containers cannot be used

Registered charities are exempt from other parts of Bylaw 20117. However, they are required to comply with all parts of Canada’s Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations.

When we reduce single-use items, we also reduce emissions from making, shipping and disposing of these items, and less waste ends up on our streets, in parks and in landfills.