Ban on single-use articles

In order to participate in efforts to reduce waste, including plastics, a new bylaw banning the distribution of certain single-use items will come into effect on January 1, 2025 throughout the territory of Saint-Lambert. The bylaw targets plastic items used to package or consume food, distributed individually and intended to be thrown away after use.

An item is considered single-use if it is designed to be discarded or recycled after being used only once. It can be used for a variety of purposes: to contain, mix or consume a food, such as a dish or utensils, or to package a product, such as a shopping bag.

As of January 1 2025, it will be forbidden to distribute on the premises, to take away or by delivery:

  • a single-use item made from non-degradable plastic bearing the following identification codes:

Article à usage unique Code d’identification
Tray #6
Plate #6
Container and cover #6
Cup or glass cover #6
Cup or glass #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 et #7
Stick #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 et #7
Straw #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 et #7
Utensil #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 et #7
  • a single-use item made from degradable plastic.

It is already forbidden :

  • to distribute single-use shopping or advertising bags, unless they are made from recycled paper ;
  • to use any disposable plastic material (individual water bottles, utensils, straws, Styrofoam trays, etc.) at municipal events or events organized in partnership with the municipality.

Did you know?

With a recycling rate of just 30% in 2020, plastic items are the least likely to be recycled, even though they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

Bannissement des sacs de plastique à usage unique

When it comes to protecting the environment, every gesture counts! So get involved: reduce your consumption at source by adopting habits that limit your use of single-use items.

For example, remember to bring your reusable bags with you when you go shopping, or your cup before you go to the café. At Saint-Lambert, we're doing our part to reduce consumption at source.

Consult the by-law (in French)

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