Deadline Extended to Collect Feedback

Deadline Extended to Collect Feedback from Businesses on Single Use Plastics
Posted on 09/03/2019
The City of Charlottetown wishes to thank everyone who completed the recent survey on single use plastics. The Sustainability Department received more than 1220 responses from the general survey and the winner of the $200 VISA gift card is Taylor Rix.

The Single-Use Plastic Survey for businesses will remain open until Friday, September 6 at 4 p.m. Local business owners and operators are encouraged to take a few moments to complete the survey, which can be found online at: Entries for the business survey are eligible for a chance to win a $200 VISA gift card to be awarded next week.

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.

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.