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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:49 AM

Trudeau officially announces plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Source: CBC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will ban single-use plastics which could include bags, straws and cutlery in Canada as early as 2021.

Trudeau made the announcement during a stop at the Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St-Hilaire, just outside Montreal, on Monday.

A full list of banned items isn't yet set in stone, but a government source told CBC News that list could also include items like cotton swabs, drink stirrers, plates and balloon sticks. Fast-food containers and cups made of expanded polystyrene, which is similar to white Styrofoam, will also be banned, said the source.

Trudeau said the government will research what items it should ban, and they'll follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted in March to also ban products made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/plastics-ban-trudeau-mckenna-1.5168828

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Reply Trudeau officially announces plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2019 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2019 #1
Polybius Jun 2019 #4
JI7 Jun 2019 #7
meadowlander Jun 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #2
paleotn Jun 2019 #5
Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #8
yaesu Jun 2019 #3
paleotn Jun 2019 #6
Harker Jun 2019 #9

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:54 AM

1. +1. Cue deplorables saying "You can pry my plastic bag from my cold dead fingers." . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:23 PM

4. It's not only deplorables

I know plenty of liberals that have a plastic bag filled with dozens plastic bags under their kitchen sinks.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:12 PM

7. those were probably saved over long period of time

 

as long as they support doing something about it i don't think it's the same thing.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:36 AM

10. That's because they're saving them to reuse them

hence no longer "single use bags".

They've banned plastic shopping bags in New Zealand and it's a pain in the ass because I used to use those bags to line the trash can in the bathroom, wrap my lunch to keep it from leaking in my backpack and to keep germs off my lunch fork or spoon, rewrap open food containers and keep my home baked bread fresher.

I almost never used those bags only once and a lot of times could get four or five uses out of them before they had to be thrown away.

The only real effect is that now I have to buy plastic bags when I used to get them for free. And the ones you have to buy in the stores are much heavier weight than the ones they used to have because they're meant to be used over and over so there's no way they biodegrade as the fast as the ones they used to have.

It's also a massive pain in the ass when you get takeout Chinese in a little metal tin and they can't give you a bag to carry it in. Last month I had to carry my food home ten blocks in a flannel shirt to avoid burning my hands.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:59 AM

2. This is the start of

a major Environmental positive. Watch how the Oil Companies spend millions fighting Trudeau.

Poly Chemicals are the single largest profit maker for Big Oil.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:59 PM

5. And the one thing they have left....

As electric transportation becomes commonplace. Ford and GM spending massive amounts of capital to build ev trucks. I didn't think I'd live to see the day.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:42 PM

8. The major Power Company in Minneasota

was experimenting with Electric Vehicles in the late Seventies and into the eighties. They had a fleet of Ford Bronco's (both Regular and mid sized)and F 100 and and a couple of Aero Star Vans equipped with Electric Motors and Powered with Golf Cart Batteries in Series. And their Natural Gas Division also had a good sized fleet. My brothe's Power Plant had one of the F 100's for their parts runner and general Station gopher wagon. And yes they ran these for more that a year in all kinds of weather.

All these vehicles were turned in to be run through the Scrap Crusher . Funny thing,one survives yet today. You may have seen it in a Wind Energy Commercial.

In 2003,our market center got a Electric Curbside Step Van to test. When I got my turn,we kept the Van in the Metro because of Battery run time,was really surprised as to its power and handling. Since I was within thirty miles of the Shop,just loved it. Only scary part was,people walking on the sidewalks or in Crosswalk areas,could not hear you coming. Became a quick habit of toot on the horn when any walkers were near intersections.

My run time on a single charge lasted my 14 hour day. There again,my true engine run time was maybe six hours max.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

3. yes, a good & wise start. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:00 PM

6. Next....

the other massive, single use waste....plastic packaging.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:28 PM

9. I can hardly wait.

Those who smirk and laugh as though I'm an idiot when I ask if they need one for their purchase are going to be terribly inconvenienced, as are those who say, "double bag all those 2 litre plastic Mountain Dew bottles", or "I'm not going to just carry them out - somebody might think I'm stealing them."

This shit has to stop.

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