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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:32 PM

Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021


Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.

"I am very pleased to announce that as early as 2021, Canada will ban harmful, single-use plastics from coast to coast," Trudeau said, arguing Canada has a unique chance to lead the fight against plastic pollution as the country with the world's longest coastlines.

Less than 10 percent of plastics used in Canada are currently recycled, he said.

Each year a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals worldwide suffer injury or death by becoming entangled in plastic or ingesting it through the food chain -- with single-use items representing some 70 percent of the plastic waste littering the marine environment.

"You've all heard the stories and seen the photos. And to be honest, as a dad it is tough trying to explain this to my kids," Trudeau said.


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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:14 PM

1. It a great start. It at least gets the non recyclable out of the mix. Maybe backed up by a large ...

percentage of recycled content rules, too.

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