Canada’s single-use plastic ban takes effect on Dec. 20. Here’s what you need to know

Canada Global (Web News) According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada will prohibit the production and import of single-use plastics for retail sale in an effort to eliminate all plastic waste by 2030.

The federal government announced the ban in a news release on June 20. Single-use plastics included by the ban include straws, stir sticks, cutlery, and checkout bags.

Single-use plastics will no longer be produced or imported starting on Tuesday, but they will no longer be sold after December 20, 2023, according to the government’s website, “to provide businesses in Canada adequate time to transition and to deplete their existing stocks.”

In June 2023, ring carriers, which are frequently used as drinking containers, will be prohibited from being manufactured and imported.

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