The City has taken further steps to reduce waste from single-use and takeaway items. On December 15, 2023, City Council adopted the Update and Action Plan on the Single-Use and Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy, including the Circular Food Innovators Fund with amendments, including the adoption of a new bylaw, Municipal Code Chapter – Single-Use and Takeaway Items Bylaw, which takes effect March 1, 2024.
The bylaw includes a requirement for retail businesses to:
Customers are encouraged to:
The City is also working toward Stage 3 of the Reduction Strategy to look at further measures to be considered for large event venues, and any requirements for retail businesses to accept customers reusable food containers, and to use reusable items for dine-in operations. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to participate in consultation activities and share your feedback.
More information is available at toronto.ca/single-use.
The City is committed to helping retail businesses comply with the bylaw through targeted education and outreach activities. It would be greatly appreciated if you shared this information with your networks.
If you have any questions, or feedback, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-392-3760.