Canada ditches single-use plastics

Canada announced that from December 2022, the country will ban the production and import of single-use plastic items, including objects: plastic bottles, single-use straws and plastic bags.

Currently, most plastic waste is treated by landfilling. If discharged into the sea, the marine environment will be seriously affected. Recognizing this problem, many countries have begun to ban the use of single-use plastic items, including: India, France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Canada will also issue a ban on single-use plastic items starting in December 2022. In particular, businesses will have to check and destroy the amount of single-use plastic items in stock and unused from December 2023.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began his 2019 election campaign with a promise to phase out the use of single-use plastic. In December 2023, Canada will stop the production and import of single-use plastic items, will not be traded from December 2024 and will ban the export of this item by the end of 2025.

In Canada every year, the amount of plastic bags and straws used is very common with a consumption of 15 billion plastic bags and 16 million straws used annually. Most of this plastic waste will accumulate in the sea, seriously affecting marine life. Many people are aware of the dangers and support this ban.

Sources: blog.therainforestsite.greatergood.com

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