Single-Use Plastics Ban Reminder

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) would like to remind vendors and customers that the Government of Canada’s Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations (SUPPR) is being implemented in stages.

Manufacturing and import of single-use plastic ring carriers for sale in Canada is prohibited as of June 20, 2023. We encourage vendors to source alternative packaging as we are approaching future deadlines.

To allow for a period of transition, the prohibition of the sale of beverage alcohol packaged in single-use plastic ring carriers will come into force as of June 20, 2024.

The provincial government also announced its Single-Use and Plastic Waste Prevention Regulation on July 14, 2023. However, single-use plastic rings used to hold liquor beverage containers are not covered by the B.C. regulation, and must follow federal guidelines shared previously.

For more information, please refer to the July 18, 2022 notice posted in the news section of this website: Single-use Plastic Prohibition: Plastic Ring Carriers.

For more information on plastic waste prevention in B.C., click here.