In an effort to make Vancouver greener, the city is re-visiting a way to ban or restrict the amount of plastic bags and coffee cups ending up on the street.
A city report suggests single-use items like coffee cups, plastic bags, and Styrofoam containers are too often clogging up landfills.
Councillor Adrianne Carr agrees.
“They’re a real source of litter, problematic in terms of recycling, and our staff came forward with some ideas about how to handle it.”
Among them is reducing the distribution of plastic bags and coffee cups at the point of sale.
The city still doesn’t have the authority to impose a ban, after they first kicked tires on the idea in 2012.
Carr says the city plans to discuss it further with the province.