Single-use Plastics Ban: Issues & Challenges
Prime Minister Trudeau announced a ban on single-use plastics to come into effect as early as 2021. This ban intends to make plastic product manufacturers or companies using plastic packaging responsible for collection and recycling of plastic waste. The Government of Canada cited that about one-third of plastics used in Canada are for single-use or short-lived products and packaging, which includes up to 15 billion plastic bags used every year and close to 57 million straws used daily.
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Originally published in Food in Canada.