Canada’s ban on certain single-use plastics starts to take effect this month

Black and red single-use plastic forks on yellow background

To address and end the harmful impacts of plastic pollution and nature, the Government of Canada has issued a ban on certain single-use plastics. Effective December 20, 2022, the manufacture and import for sale of the following harmful single-use plastics in Canada will be prohibited: checkout bags, cutlery, food service ware made from or containing, problematic plastics that are hard to recycle, stir sticks, and straws (with some exceptions). The ban on the manufacture and import of ring carriers will enter into force in June 2023. Read more.

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