Single Use Plastics

As a part of the City of Revelstoke’s Strategic Priorities the City is undertaking in an effort to pursue “green” initiatives that enable the City of Revelstoke to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, as greenhouse gases are emitted at each of each stage of the plastic lifecycle. Although Recycle BC currently accepts plastic containers, plastic bags and overwrap and other flexible plastic packaging there are small actions we can take to limit the amount of plastic ending up in the landfill. In the 2018 Waste Characterization Study the CSRD performed at the Revelstoke landfill, plastic was the second largest component of waste. Below is some background on the problem with plastics and some tips to reduce plastic waste.

Tips to Reduce Plastic Waste
The Problem with Plastics
The Problem with Paper Cups
The Problem with Bottled Water