Government of Canada Bans Six Single-Use Plastic Items

CPP Roadmap Target #1

Proposal: 2021
Prohibition: 2022

The Circular Solution
The Canadian government (Environment and Climate Change Canada) implemented a ban on certain single-use plastics, including plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, cutlery, and six-pack rings as part of its commitment to reduce plastic pollution and protect the environment.

The ban on single-use plastics is part of Canada’s larger commitment to reducing plastic pollution and promoting a circular economy. The circular design approach prioritizes reducing the use of packaging and eliminating or reusing it wherever possible, rather than relying on recycling as a last resort. The government’s goal is to shift towards a more sustainable and circular economy by encouraging the development of long-term use and reuse of products to reduce the need for single-use plastics.

With these measures, the Canadian government aims to eliminate waste and pollution, promote sustainability, and safeguard the environment for future generations. By taking action against plastic pollution, the government is setting an example for other countries and contributing to the global effort to combat climate change and protect the planet.

Next Steps
Canada is committed to continuing to work with countries and other stakeholders to achieve its Zero Plastics Waste Agenda.

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