Deadline Approaching for Plastic Reduction Survey

Last Week to Submit Feedback on Plastic Reduction Survey
Posted on 08/26/2019
The City of Charlottetown is encouraging residents and businesses to complete a newly launched survey aimed at gauging current attitude on single use plastic items.

Single-use plastics, such as straws, stir sticks, and food take-away containers are manufactured for the purpose of being used only once usually for a brief period but unfortunately these items persist in the natural environment for hundreds of years. About a third of the three million tonnes of plastic waste generated by Canadians annually is comprised of single-use plastic products and packaging. The prevalence of these and other plastic items within the global economy has led to significant environmental concerns for marine species and environments.

Data and feedback collected from the surveys will help inform City staff about the attitudes of residents and business owners/vendors in the community toward single-use plastic items, and get a clearer sense of some of the barriers and challenges faced to reduce single-use plastic consumption. This information will also help shape a community education campaign around single use plastics and determine how the City can best support residents and businesses in Charlottetown in a transition toward a lower-waste society.

Individuals and businesses that complete the survey will have the option to be entered in to win a $200 VISA gift card. Survey results will be anonymous and the deadline to complete either survey is Thursday, August 29 by 4 p.m. The survey is open to residents and business owners and can be completed online at: www.charlottetown.ca/survey.

Printed copies of the survey are available at City Hall (199 Queen Street) at the front reception desk during business hours. Completed copies of the survey can be dropped off or mailed to City Hall at PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE - C1A 7K2.

For more information, contact the Sustainability Department at 902-566-5548.