Government to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: Source


The Trudeau regulation will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, CBC News has learned from a guidance source.

Plastic straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers, platters, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that make be banned in Canada, according to the source.

This is part of a larger plan to tackle the plastic pollution problem that the government is expected to presage Monday.

Full list to mirror the EU

According to the source, the full index of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model opted by the European Union, which voted in March to also ban products established of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags. Oxo-degradable plastics include additives that don’t unambiguously biodegrade but fragment into small pieces and remain in the environment.

Fast-food containers and cups indicated of expanded polystyrene, which is similar to white styrofoam, will also be banned.

At the G7 in Charlevoix, Que., keep on June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada-led Bounding main Plastics Charter.

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the U.K. and the European Conjoining immediately signed on, agreeing to find ways to deal with sea plastics litter.

All of those countries have moved to curb workable pollution, some of them with laws to reduce the consumption of synthetics.

A report done earlier this year by consulting firms Deloitte and ChemInfo Uses commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada found in 2016 no more than nine per cent of plastic waste was recycled in Canada, with 87 per cent adrift up in landfills.

Plastic bags end up everywhere

Environment and Climate Change Canada demands that Canadians throw away more than 34 million ductile bags every day.

It’s a global issue because most plastic captures wind up in landfills and it can take as long as 1,000 years for them to crumble.

Many also end up in the oceans harming marine ecosystems and wildlife. Recently whales be experiencing been found dead, washed ashore with pounds of counterfeit in their stomachs.

There is also a problem with microplastics that end up in not be sensible and the food supply.

The Deloitte and ChemInfo Services report also ground that between 2012 and 2017, plastics manufacturing became one of the fastest-growing sectors, usefulness about $35 billion in sales, employing 93,000 people mostly in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.    

The learning also found the Canadian recycling industry generates about $350 million and is in the shackles of fewer than a dozen recycling companies with about 500 wage-earners.

Government to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: Source
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna is set to announce the switch in plastics rules on Monday. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

According to the Circumstances and Climate Change Canada, the new plastics strategy will generate concerns and reduce greenhouse gases. It is expected to release details on how this leave work on Monday.

More recently, Canada was criticized for dozens of containers of rusting garbage found in the Philippines. 

Ottawa is spending $1.14 million to pull off those cargo containers of recyclables contaminated with garbage forsake to Canada for disposal.

Some municipalities have already moved to grind plastic waste, but environmental experts point to a need for a consistent subject strategy.

Tofino and Deep Cove, B.C., have banned plastic straws; Fogo Isle replaced plastic bags with alternatives; Montreal is banning the use of paste bags and bottles; St. John’s promised in 2017 it would ban plastic two-baggers.

The prime minister and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will declare the new plastic strategy in two separate locations on Monday.

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