Have your say on approaches to reduce single-use & takeaway items in Toronto

The City of Toronto is undertaking consultations to help develop a strategy to reduce the use of single-use and takeaway items in Toronto. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it is disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse. Examples include plastic bags and takeout containers.


Phase 1 consultations took place in Fall 2018 and focused on what items to target and preferred approaches. The second phase of consultations will take place from September 24 – November 4, 2019 to seek feedback on the specific items that will be targeted, proposed approaches for reduction and timelines. The feedback from these consultations will be used to develop a final Single-Use and Takeaway Item Reduction Strategy for Toronto that will be presented to City Council in the first half of 2020.

We want to hear from you!
You are invited to learn more about what is being proposed, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Ways to join the conversation:

Attend the consultation or watch the webcast

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation and questions from 7:00 pm  - 8:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
Watch the webcast at toronto.ca/single-use 

Join a Telephone/Web Town Hall

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m. OR Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Register at toronto.ca/single-use

Take the survey
An online survey will be available at toronto.ca/single-use from September 25 – November 4, 2019.

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