Formal bylaw amendments have not yet been passed: On March 2, 2022, Vancouver City Council approved four changes to the City’s precedent-setting single-use beverage cup program:
- A free beverage means a free cup – where a business is providing a beverage for free, the 25 cent cup charge will not be applicable;
- Council has directed staff to work with non-profits and businesses to improve accessibility related to income inequality;
- Require food vendors to accept a customer’s reusable cup for in-store orders beginning July 1, 2022;
Report back within 18 months with potential options to require businesses to provide reusable cups for drinks ordered to-stay, and, to participate in a cup-share program for to-go drinks.
For questions or more information contact
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs