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Edmonton’s Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw to ban plastic shopping bags, force restaurants to serve in reusable cups and accept customer cups
News release submitted by the City of Edmonton
City council passes bylaw to significantly reduce waste
- Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned, and businesses must charge at least 15 cents for a paper bag and at least $1 for a new reusable shopping bag.
- These minimum fees will increase on July 1, 2024 to 25 cents for a paper bag and $2 for a new reusable bag.
- Styrofoam (foam) plates, cups and containers will be banned.
- Restaurants must serve dine-in drink orders in reusable cups, and accept reusable customer cups for dine-in and takeout orders.
- Accessories (like utensils, straws, pre-packaged condiments and napkins) will only be available by request or self-serve.
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