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Canada To Ban Single Use Plastics By End Of 2021

Canada will ban single use plastic items by the end of 2021, said the environment minister announced Wednesday, while acknowledging the nation is trailing Europe in recycling efforts.

The ban which also targets stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics is part of a broader plan to eliminate plastics waste by 2030, which is at the heart of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate and environmental agenda.

But Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson acknowledged, “We are not leading the world in this.”

He said: “Many countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, have gone down this path and we’ve certainly learned from the work that they have done.”

He said of the six plastic items that will be prohibited, there are already readily available and affordable alternatives.

“There are lots of (plastics) that are going to have to continue to be single use. But they need to be the kinds of things that we are able to recycle, that we are able to keep in the economy and not end up in the environment where they cause problems,” he added.

According to Ottawa, Canadians throw away three million tonnes of plastic waste each year including 15 billion bags annually, and 57 million straws daily. Only nine percent of it is recycled.

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