Creating a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy for Disposable Cups, Take-Out Containers and Shopping Bags (September 12, 2017)

Consultation Paper Response Form

A. Introduction

This response form has been created as an online option for providing feedback on the City of Vancouver’s consultation paper, Creating A Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy for Disposable Cups, Take-out Containers and Shopping Bags (September 12, 2017), a link to the paper can be found here: vancouver.ca/zerowaste. The consultation paper is directed at stakeholders in the retail, food services, packaging, and waste management industries that distribute or handle disposable cups, take-out containers and plastic and paper shopping bags. The City will be gathering feedback from the public later this fall.

If you are a member of the public please visit our website and add your name to our list serve: http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/single-use-items.aspx and we will be in touch about upcoming public consultation opportunities, including a Talk Vancouver Survey.

How feedback will be considered
The results of the stakeholder consultation and public engagement process will be used to develop a draft Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy that is expected to be presented to Council in early 2018.

Providing feedback
Please feel free to provide feedback by completing the fillable question and answer sections in this online form. Use of this form is optional. Please note that this form does not generate a copy for your records when you hit the submit button. You may also submit comments to the City of Vancouver in one of the following ways:
  • By email: singleuse.consultationpaper@vancouver.ca
  • By Mail:
City of Vancouver – Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy Consultation
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Your input and suggestions are important to us. Please submit your comments by Friday, December 15, 2017.

Additional Consultation Opportunities
The City will host a series of roundtable discussions in the fall with interested stakeholders to review and discuss the information contained in the consultation paper. If you are interested in participating in a meeting, please email the City at singleuse.consultationpaper@vancouver.ca and we will let you know when the meeting dates and times are set.
 
Confidentiality
All submissions and comments received on this consultation paper will be treated confidentially by City staff and contractors. Submissions will be compiled and summarized, without specific attribution, in a consultation summary report that will be presented to Council and posted on the City’s website along with the draft Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy. Please note, however, that comments you provide and information that identifies you as the source of those comments may be made publicly available if an Access to Information request is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact the Director, Access to Information and Privacy, City Clerk’s Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 – West 12th Avenue, Vancouver V5Y 1V4 or by email: privacy@vancouver.ca.

B. Tell us about yourself

1. Which of the following best describes your business or organization?

2. Contact information (optional):

C. Consultation Questions

This section lists the questions provided in the consultation paper. Some of these ideas and questions may be applicable to you or your organization, while others may not. We encourage you to provide feedback where you can; however you do not have to answer all the questions.

1. Current Actions Underway

We are interested in learning more about best practices and local actions underway.

2. Potential Approaches and Phasing

We are interested in receiving comments on the potential approaches outlines in Tables 1, 2 and 3 in the consultation paper.

3. Potential Targets

We are interested in receiving comments on possible targets.

Reduce the amount of disposable cups and take-out containers to landfill/incinerator by 50%

Reduce the distribution of plastic and paper shopping bags by 70%

Disposable cups and take-out containers?

Plastic and paper shopping bags?

Disposable cups and take-out containers?

Plastic and paper shopping bags?

Any other comments you'd like to share?

Leave a comment below with your contact information and we will get back to you.

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.