"IT'S only one plastic straw"
said 8 billion people

June
11

Montreal 'going to war' against single-use plastic and styrofoam food containers

Montreal intends to ban all single-use plastic and styrofoam food packaging, including styrofoam cups and containers, plastic straws and cutlery, and styrofoam meat and fish trays used by grocers. Mayor Valérie Plante announced the initiative Wednesday, saying the city plans to launch consultations over the next year before passing a bylaw in 2020. The changes will be phased in gradually to give businesses time to adapt, she said. read more

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May
15

Ban on single-use plastic items approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery, by 2021. Final implementation of the legislation is expected in the next few weeks. The law, which was supported by 560 Members of the European Parliament against 35 on Wednesday, stipulates that 10 single-use plastic items will be banned in order to curb ocean pollution. MEPs also agreed a target to collect and recycle 90% of beverage bottles by 2029 read more

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May
5

Plastic ban coming in 2021 after report concludes there is evidence of harm

A national ban on many single-use plastics is on track for next year after a government report concluded Thursday that there is more than enough evidence proving plastic pollution is harmful. "We will be moving towards a ban on harmful single-use plastics and we will be doing that in 2021," said Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. The federal Liberals promised last June they'd seek to ban plastic versions of a number of products such as straws, take-out containers and grocery bags. The ban would happen under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, which requires a scientific assessment of the problem first. read more

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April
3

Styrofoam boxes, straws, cutlery among single-use plastic products to be banned in Canada

A national ban on the most harmful single-use plastics will very likely force restaurants and fast-food outlets to find non-plastic materials for takeout and delivery containers but plastic bottles for water and soda are more likely to be improved rather than phased out. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government is starting the regulatory work to ban toxic single-use plastics because the garbage infiltrating the world's waterways is out of hand. read more

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Marc
3

These Are All The Major Companies In Quebec That Are Banning Single-Use Plastics

This morning, Sobeys, the parent company of Quebec grocery giant, IGA, made a move to ban all plastic bags as of January 2020. According to CBC News, this plan will remove some 225 million plastic bags from circulation. Sobeys owns some 1,500 stores across all 10 Canadian provinces, according to La Presse, and this move to ban plastic bags makes it the first major Canadian grocery retailer to do so. Along with the Canadian government's plan to ban all single-use plastics by 2021 read more

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