City of Parksville - Survey about City-wide Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags

For environmental reasons, the City of Parksville is considering implementing a ban on the use of single-use plastic carryout bags within City limits. The purpose of this survey is to gather information and opinions from residents and retailers on the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and determine if there is support for a City-wide ban on plastic bags. The information provided in this survey will inform this decision. 

If you operate a business in the City of Parksville, there are some additional questions towards the end of the survey we would like you to answer. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback will only be used for the purpose of research and all information will be treated confidentially. This survey closes on November 30 and results will be provided to Council and Parksville residents in December.

Please note: For the purposes of this survey, the definition of a compostable bag is one that undergoes degradation by biological processes during composting. A biodegradable bag would undergo degradation caused by naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria in normal waste stream. 
Should you wish additional information or have questions about the survey, please contact Deb Tardiff at or 250 954-3073

* 1. Are you the primary grocery shopper in your household?

* 2. Do you support efforts to reduce the consumption of plastic bags?

* 3. What do you normally use to carry your shopping purchases? (Select all that apply)

* 4. Please describe what you do with single-use plastic bags you receive? (Select all that apply)

* 5. Are you aware that plastic bags can be recycled?

* 6. Would you support a plastic bag ban in the City of Parksville?

* 7. What would a plastic bag ban look like to you?

* 8. Do you live in the City of Parksville?

* 9. Please specify your age range.

* 10. Please provide any additional comments here:


Do you operate a business in the City of Parksville?
If yes, please answer the following questions.

* 12. Are you in favour of a ban on single-use plastic bags in the City of Parksville?

* 13. What types of carryout bags do you currently offer to your customers at checkout? (Select all that apply)

* 14. If single-use plastic carryout bags were banned, please describe how this might impact your business.

* 15. What type of retail store do you operate?

* 16. Please provide any additional comments here.