During his first ‘state of the city’ address two weeks ago, new Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim vowed the city’s controversial single-use cup fee would be gone by this summer.

He was right.

Just over a year after a single-use cup fee was implemented in Vancouver, the city’s council passed a motion to get rid of it.

City Council voted to end the city’s 25-cent single-use cup fee after receiving resounding feedback from local businesses, consumers and associations that the fee has been ineffective in its initial goal of reducing the number of single-use cups being used.

Last modified: February 16, 2023

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