Single Use Plastic Bans in Canada

According to a September 18, 2020 report issued by the McMillan LLP law firm “… The impending ban of single-use plastics in Canada means that manufacturers and retailers will have to change the way they package, distribute and sell single-use plastics. With legislation being introduced at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, it is imperative that businesses currently producing, selling or using single-use plastics take note of these new laws and begin preparing for the changes ... While single-use plastic bags, cutlery, straws and packaging are the most cited single-use plastic targets of these proposed regulations, legislation targeting single-use plastics have cast a wide net to ensure regulators have authority to regulate other types of single-use products… the Government of Canada plans to: (a) ban single-use plastics in 2021 and take other steps to reduce pollution from plastic products and packaging; and (b) 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 own plastic waste …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #McMillanLLP