"Canada Lays Out Rules Banning Single-Use Plastics"

"Ban on manufacture and import of six popular types of items will begin in December 2022, and sales a year later".

"Canada laid out its final regulations on Monday spelling out how it intends to apply a ban on plastic bags, straws, takeout containers and other single-use plastics.

“Only 8% of the plastic we throw away gets recycled,” said federal health minister Jean-Yves Duclos in French, adding that 43,000 tonnes of single-use plastics a year find their way into the environment, most notably in waterways.

Duclos was joined by the environment minister, Steven Guilbeault, on a beach in Quebec City to announce the final regulatory text, which includes banning single-use plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks, carrier rings, and takeout containers."

Tracey Lindeman reports for the Guardian June 20, 2022.

Source: Guardian, 06/21/2022