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Canada pledges to ban single use plastics by the end of the year

by Mareyah Bhatti, Jun 21
1 minute read

Canada has pledged to ban the “manufacture and import” of single-use plastics by the end of 2022, in an attempt to tackle plastic pollution.

The policy affects items such as straws, shopping bags and utensils with the exception of medical goods.

So what?

The rhetoric of re-use and recycle have often been widely encouraged, but perhaps more important is the third pillar of ‘reduce’ in the battle against plastic pollution.

Canada’s historic actions could support to shift the narrative around how we manage and eliminate plastic waste, and support a future free from single-use products.



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