Help us shape our single-use items waste reduction strategy!

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Consultation has concluded. We thank everyone for their input!

Update: November 26, 2019

At the November 25, 2019 Council meeting, Council approved a Single-use Items Reduction Strategy.

The approaches and recommendations outlined in the Single-Use Items Reduction Strategy were determined through a combination of public engagement, stakeholder consultation, and best practice review.

The Strategy outlines the following recommendations:

  • Development of a bylaw to ban the distribution of retail plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene takeout containers and cups by fall of 2020. The ban will have an implementation period of one to one a half years (2020-2021) and will be in full effect by January 2022.
  • Exploring future reduction and management of disposable cups, utensils and take-out containers
  • Championing for the introduction of an Extended Producer Responsibility program in partnership with other municipalities across Alberta
  • Exploring the possibility of offering a commercial organics collection program to help capture compostable single-use items and food waste
  • Continuing to educate and inform residents on responsible purchasing habits to reduce the amount of waste produced from the home
  • Leading by example, the City for all City run events (external and internal) should work to be leaders in waste reduction, specifically limiting the use of single-use items

Leading the Way!

Municipalities across Alberta are joining others across Canada and the globe to reduce the amount of single-use items in their waste and recycling streams. Spruce Grove is at the forefront of this initiative in Alberta. Let’s work together to be a leader!



Update: November 26, 2019

At the November 25, 2019 Council meeting, Council approved a Single-use Items Reduction Strategy.

The approaches and recommendations outlined in the Single-Use Items Reduction Strategy were determined through a combination of public engagement, stakeholder consultation, and best practice review.

The Strategy outlines the following recommendations:

  • Development of a bylaw to ban the distribution of retail plastic bags, plastic straws, and polystyrene takeout containers and cups by fall of 2020. The ban will have an implementation period of one to one a half years (2020-2021) and will be in full effect by January 2022.
  • Exploring future reduction and management of disposable cups, utensils and take-out containers
  • Championing for the introduction of an Extended Producer Responsibility program in partnership with other municipalities across Alberta
  • Exploring the possibility of offering a commercial organics collection program to help capture compostable single-use items and food waste
  • Continuing to educate and inform residents on responsible purchasing habits to reduce the amount of waste produced from the home
  • Leading by example, the City for all City run events (external and internal) should work to be leaders in waste reduction, specifically limiting the use of single-use items

Leading the Way!

Municipalities across Alberta are joining others across Canada and the globe to reduce the amount of single-use items in their waste and recycling streams. Spruce Grove is at the forefront of this initiative in Alberta. Let’s work together to be a leader!



CLOSED: This quick poll has concluded.
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If plastic bags are no longer provided to you when you are shopping, what will you use to carry your purchases?

Buy a reusable bag at the store
6%
Buy a paper bag at the store
6%
Use a reusable bag that I carry with me
79%
Put my purchases in my purse or backpack
4%
Carry my purchases out without using a bag
6%
Total Votes : 84