Single Use Plastic – Canada Proposes to Prohibit Sale of Six Items

On October 7, 2020 the Canadian government announced “… the next steps in … [its] plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030 … the Government proposes to ban ... plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics … [The] plan also proposes improvements to recover and recycle plastic … [by] proposing to establish recycled content requirements in products and packaging … Comments will be accepted until December 9, 2020. Regulations will be finalized by the end of 2021 … [Also announced were] over $2M through the Zero Plastic Waste Initiative for 14 new Canadian-led plastic reduction initiatives …” - The web link to the government of Canada announcement will soon be included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste