Single-Use Plastics Regulations

The City of Courtenay has adopted a bylaw to regulate single-use plastics in Courtenay.

Single-use plastics generally refer to plastic products that are considered disposable and only used once before they are recycled or more commonly thrown away. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Single-Use Plastics Regulations

The bylaw is effective July 1, 2019 and will be phased-in over nine months. Official implementation begins on March 31, 2020.

A number of municipalities on Vancouver Island have either finalized or are in the process of instituting bylaws, aimed at reducing the impact of single use items. On June 10, 2019, the Government of Canada announced they will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.

 

Background: Courtenay Single-Use Plastics Regulations

Online questionnaires in spring 2019 surveyed residents and businesses seeking feedback on the proposed bylaw. The bylaw was adopted by Courtenay City Council on June 17, 2019.

Resident Survey [PDF - 78 KB]
Business Survey [PDF - 93 KB]

A number of municipalities on Vancouver Island have either finalized or are in the process of instituting bylaws, aimed at reducing the impact of single-use items.