Single-Use Reduction Strategy
ACTION UPDATE: Toronto’s Single-Use & Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy
This is urgent: Canada’s ban on single use plastic bags, utensils and food containers was slated to start December 2023. This created a big incentive for businesses, small and large, to prepare for the ban and seek out alternatives. A November 2023 federal court decision sided with the plastics industry throws the future of the federal ban into doubt.Learn more
TAKE ACTION: Tell City Hall to Support Reuse, not Single-Use
Act now: tell City Hall now is the time for our city to show leadership and support businesses to move away from harmful, single-use plastics and disposables of any material - towards waste-free reusables.Learn more
Reusable Toronto Webinar recording - Shifting our city from single-use to reuse
On December 13th, TEA and the Reusable Toronto initiative hosted an online event, focused on how Toronto can ditch the disposables and make the shift towards reusables and a waste-free city!Learn more
A federal plastics ban is coming - what does this mean for you?
In June 2022, the Canadian government passed a ban on some single-use plastics - including plastic bags, cutlery, foam and black plastic containers.Learn more
The City is looking for your input on regulations on single-use items. Here’s what you can call for.
Read our tips and then take the City of Toronto's online survey by March 6th!Learn more
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Toronto votes to move ahead with a Single-Use Reduction Strategy
At its June meeting, Toronto City Council voted to move forward with the first phase of a Single-Use Reduction Strategy targeting disposable cups, bags, utensils and containers! This is a good first step, but it’s only the beginning. Thank you to everyone who spoke up to show support and push Council to take bold and swift action. Here’s what we won and what’s next.Learn more