This Country Is Banning Single-Use Plastics From Dec 20 Completely
Author: India.com News Desk
Editor: Rajashree Seal
Canada’s ban on single-use plastics, starting with the manufacture and import for sale of a number of products will come into effect from December 20. From Tuesday onwards, the import and manufacture of single-use plastic checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware made from problematic plastics, stir sticks, and straws that are hard to recycle will be prohibited. The ban on the manufacture and import of ring carriers will enter into force in June 2023. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health; Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on Saturday announced the next important steps in the government’s ban on harmful single-use plastics. Over the next decade, the ban on harmful single-use plastics will result in the estimated elimination of over 1.3 million tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic waste and more than 22,000 tonnes of plastic pollution, which is equivalent to over one million full garbage bags. The Canadian government 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 beverage bottles. It is also developing regulations to require that certain plastic packaging contain at least 50 per cent recycled content and to establish clear rules for labelling recyclable and compostable plastics.