Single-use Items

Every day, Victoria residents throw away over 75,000 single-use items.  These can include:

  • disposable coffee cups
  • takeout containers
  • stir-sticks
  • plastic utensils

To reduce single-use item waste and encourage the use of reusable products, the City is developing a bylaw to include the following regulations:

  • requiring food ware accessory such as utensils, stir sticks and straws to be distributed by request
  • requiring that businesses use only reusable products for dine-in services

Business Resources

The City, as part of Zero Waste Victoria, has created a Sustainable Takeout Guide. The guide provides product and purchasing guidelines for food service business in Victoria. Read the guide:

The City has also created resources related to the Checkout Bag Bylaw :