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Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible

Christian Fernsby |
Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled.

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Working with governments and businesses across Canada, the Government of Canada will:

ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021 (such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks) where supported by scientific evidence and warranted, and take other steps to reduce pollution from plastic products and packaging

work with provinces and territories to introduce standards and targets for companies that manufacture plastic products or sell items with plastic packaging so they become responsible for their plastic waste.

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