Will I be fined if I am carrying a single-use plastic water bottle around?

No, this bylaw applies to COMMERCIAL use and distribution only. This bylaw will be enforced in commercial establishments, not on the streets or in people’s homes. However, we hope all will join in the spirit of the bylaw in reducing single-use plastic waste. We need everyone’s participation and consumer support to make the greatest difference. 

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1. Will I be fined if I am carrying a single-use plastic water bottle around?
2. What is “drinking water”? Will I still be able to buy sparkling water?
3. How will I stay hydrated if I cannot buy bottles of water?
4. Will vending machines be allowed to sell bottled water?
5. Can I bring these banned items from off-island or order them online?
6. How will this bylaw be enforced?
7. How does this relate to waste stream separation?
8. How does this bylaw relate to the existing Biodegradable Packaging Bylaw?
9. Why are nip bottles, plastic plant pots, flushable wipes, etc. not included in the ban?
10. Can my business use these items if they are made from compostable plastics, bamboo, or a natural fiber?