Accessibility Is Essential

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.