Feeling proud of how you’ve been reducing single-use items in your life? Looking for tips on how you might do more? You may be on the verge of becoming an everyday superhero whose Superhabits — like bringing reusable bags to the store, opting out of disposable cutlery, and packing lunch in a reusable container — will help save the day.
- Visit Superhabits.ca for tips to on how you can reduce single-use items and start a Superhabit. There, you can also learn about single-use item reduction throughout the region and using reusables safely during COVID-19.
- Celebrate your Superhabits on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateSuperhabits. Whether it’s sharing your own action, giving kudos to a friend, or thanking a business for making it possible to reduce single-use items, every Superhabit deserves to be celebrated!
Each year, Metro Vancouverites dispose of almost 1 billion single-use items — that’s 440 bags, straws, utensils, cups and containers per person. Single-use items are used for a short time but have a lasting impact on our environment. They cost taxpayers millions annually to collect from public spaces, are prevalent in marine litter, and are not commonly recycled or reused. Reducing these items are one simple but significant way to take climate action.