Today, Vancouver became the first city in the world to approve a comprehensive zero waste strategic plan, with an early action strategy that targets reduction of single-use bags, cups, take-out containers, utensils and straws. With that, it also became the first in Canada to prohibit plastic straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers.
Greenest City and Climate Change
March 14, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) Today Vancouver City Council approved the recommendations made in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Ecosystem Program Update, which focus on accelerating EV adoption, growing the public charging network, and ensuring that EVs can be charged at all new residential parking stalls. The actions will help reduce carbon pollution and improve air quality by increasing opportunities for residents to move away from fossil fuel vehicles in Vancouver.
March 9, 2018 (Vancouver, B.C.) - Next week, Vancouver City Council will vote on a report from City staff that outlines a massive expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across Vancouver to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. If approved, Vancouver will be one of the first cities globally to require new residential buildings to be 100 per cent EV ready, meaning that all parking spots—excluding visitor parking—must be equipped with charging infrastructure, a significant increase over the current requirement of 20 per cent.