Vancouver city council voted to ban all plastic straws and single use plastic shopping bags
The City of Vancouver has moved forward by eliminating as much plastic as possible.
Most straws will be banned by April off 2020 which happens to be Earth Day.
The city says there will be a one-year exemption for bubble tea straws, giving businesses some time to adjust to the ban.
Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned January 1st, 2021 while coffee cups will require a fee of 25 cents per cup.
Vancouver city council has also approved a fee of 15 cents on paper bags and $1 on reusable bags in the first year.