city of vancouver inches towards ban on coffee cups, foam containers
City of Vancouver wants to reduce the number of coffee cups, plastic bags and takeaways Make a mess of the city\'s garbage dump. The ban is not impossible either. Over 2. According to a new report from the city, 6 million coffee cups enter the Vancouver landfill every week. \"[The cups] About the number of our online \"The street garbage system, they spent millions of dollars on us,\" he said . \". Andrea Reimer. City staff have been working on how to reduce since February 2016use waste — Disposable cups, plastic bags, foam packaging and containers To meet the city\'s 2040Zero-Waste goal. On Tuesday, a waste reduction strategy will be presented to the Council. Eventually, the ban could be put forward, Mr. Reimer said. \"We believe the ban is legally possible and we have asked the staff to keep a close eye on it,\" she said . \". Foam plastic containers can be a simple goal. \"Foam plastic is not heavy. . . But it takes up a lot of space in the junk space, \"she says. \"In fact, it is not recyclable. . . So maybe the ban makes sense. \"In the case of a ban, restaurants that rely on foam containers must replace them with recyclable or packable alternatives. But before any decision is made, the city will first negotiate with businesses in the summer, repulse said. \"It is the ultimate balance to ensure that they can meet the needs of their customers. . . There will be no undue impact on their business activities. Banning the use of coffee cups can cause problems, repulse said. \"You can\'t actually put coffee in your wallet, so we need some way to allow people to go out and buy coffee,\" she said. [We\'ll] Work with retailers to see what makes the most sense for them. \"While the city wants to reduce the number of plastic bags entering the garbage stream, Retta says that more than 60 of the two plastic bags distributed in Vancouver each week are eventually reused as garbage bags. \"If you ban those plastic bags, then people have to go out and buy more plastic bags in order to do that. On reducing single The use of the project will run through the summer and a public survey will be conducted in September.