In some cases, single-use items may be necessary to meet accessibility needs.
Flexible plastic straws meet the widest range of accessibility needs and are an important tool for people who are unable to drink without them or find it challenging. These straws help people consume beverages safely and comfortably. It is paramount that flexible plastic straws continue to be provided to those who require them and that they remain readily available at restaurants and vendors.
If you do not require a plastic straw as an accessibility tool, please do not ask for one or use one.
Read more about plastic straws and accessibility on the City of Vancouver's
Plastic Straws webpage.
Metro Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.
Metro Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.