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City seeks input on reducing waste and litter from single-use plastics

March 25, 2019 -

The City is asking residents to share their ideas to reduce the use and waste created by single-use plastics (SUPs).

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are normally used only once before they are discarded and because of their use, size or materials, are not easily recycled. These are items like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, coffee pods, and take-out and retail food packaging. 

"As the City begins examining what it can do to reduce the prevalence of SUPs and their fates as litter or landfill, we want to know what measures citizens are already using or plan to use," says Paul MacLatchy, environment director.

Get involved!

Go to GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca to:

  • Submit ideas to reduce the use of single-use plastics;
  • Read the news feed to learn what other municipalities are doing; and
  • Sign up to receive project updates.

Input will be reflected in a staff report to the environment, infrastructure & transportation policies committee in 2019.

The recommendations report is prompted by a motion from council in response to concerns received from residents in spring of 2018.