Canada’s ban on single-use plastics, covering plastic bags, cutlery, foodservice ware, stir sticks, and straws took effect on December 20. It comes as part of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s effort to achieve zero waste by 2030. Since third-party takeout and delivery orders are up 63 per cent from pre-pandemic days, finding viable alternatives is […]
Canada’s single-use plastics ban, which has been on the cards for years and slowly but surely gathering momentum, is set to take final effect before the end of the year. On June 20, the government of Canada published final regulations to prohibit “harmful” single-use plastics, with a ban on manufacturing and importing most of these […]
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) has questioned the federal Canadian government’s zero plastic waste policy, suggesting that it is in opposition to current and potential plastic industry innovations. At the end of 2021, the Government of Canada published its proposed Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations and Guidance for Selecting Alternatives to the Single-Use Plastics in the Proposed Single-Use […]
Environmental experts are praising the Montreal plastic ban that will see the city prohibit the use of some kinds of single-use plastics, but they say Canada is still a long way from its apparent targets of being plastic-free. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced on Wednesday that the city would ban retailers and restaurants from distributing plastic bags in the […]
Vancouver has postponed the start of its plastic shopping bag and single-use cup by-laws until January 1, 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19.
In light of Canada’s proposed ban on single-use plastics, Tim Hortons has announced several environmentally-friendly measures during Waste Reduction Week.
COVID-19 complicates things but Canada’s federal single-use plastic ban has been a long time coming and shouldn’t be too troubling for operators.