Canada to ban single-use plastics next week, to prohibit imports from June 2023
Over the next decade, a ban on harmful single-use plastics will result in the elimination of more than 1.3 million tons of hard-to-recycle plastic waste and an estimated 22,000 tons of plastic pollution, which is equivalent to more than one million complete wastes. . Bag. However, the Government of Canada will “continue to be guided by science” as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal. The government is working with provinces, territories and industry to set an ambitious collection target of 90 per cent for recycling plastic drink bottles. Starting December 20, the import and manufacture of single-use plastic checkout bags, cutlery and food service ware made from problematic plastics, stir sticks, and straws that are difficult to recycle (with some exceptions) will be prohibited. The ban on manufacture and import of ring carriers will come into effect from June 2023. It is also developing rules to require that some plastic packaging contain at least 50 percent recycled content and establish clear rules for labeling recyclable and compostable plastics. The draft regulations are targeted for publication in early 2023. In addition, the government is developing a plastics registry to hold plastic producers accountable for their plastic waste.