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 […]
McDonald’s Canada is looking to show that not only does upcycling plastic help the environment, but it can turn into something beautiful too. The fast-food giant has turned its phased-out plastic straws into a series of original works of art by a cross-country group of Canadian and Indigenous artists. The 15 participating artists have been […]
McDonald’s Canada has announced it will introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks, and paper straws to its 1,400+ restaurants across the country by December 2021. A press release notes the removal of these single-use plastics in its restaurants supports McDonald’s global commitment to source 100 per cent of McDonald’s primary guest packaging from renewable, recycled, or […]
Through its newly launched Tims For Good sustainability platform, Tim Hortons is stepping up its green measures. The platform is designed to promote continuous improvement at the brand across three pillars: people and communities, food and beverage quality, and the planet. A major step Tim Hortons has taken is a pledge to eliminate one billion single-use […]
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.
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.
Tim Hortons says it is in the process of introducing paper straws in its 4,000 restaurants in Canada and plans to complete the transition from plastic by early 2021.
Canada intends to ban items like plastic bags, straws, and some takeout containers by the end of next year.
Press Release KFC Canada today announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada. This effectively removes 50 million plastic […]
Press Release IKEA Canada has sold its last plastic straw. The retailer announced it has phased out all single-use plastic straws in Canada, nine months ahead of its global commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from its product range and restaurants by January 1, 2020. “Plastic straws have become an important symbol in the global movement to […]