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CAN (BC): Delta to ban single-use plastics

The City of Delta will be formulating its own ban on plastic bags.

A motion put forward by councillors Dylan Kruger and Jeannie Kanakos at the Aug. 9 council meeting, and to be discussed at the next meeting of council in September, would see city staff looking into the steps necessary to come up with a bylaw banning single-use plastics.

Various civic advisory committees and Delta’s business community would provide input. The B.C. government recently announced municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities.

Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval. The province has amended a regulation under the Community Charter to allow local governments to ban single-use plastics, including plastic checkout bags, polystyrene foam containers and plastic utensils, which includes stir sticks.


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