Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just announced its plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.
Plastic straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that will be banned in Canada, according to the source. https://t.co/NGsn0PtSgI
— CBC News (@CBCNews) June 10, 2019
Trudeau made the announcement yesterday in Mont St-Hilaire, which is a nature reserve south of Montreal. The government is set to conduct scientific evidence-based research to determine the best course of action, as details about how a ban would be implemented are still unknown. The products will likely include single-use items like drinking straws, plastic bags, water bottles, cutlery, and fast food containers.
Canadians are tired of seeing our beaches, parks, streets, and shorelines littered with plastic waste. Learn more about the action we’re taking to ban harmful single-use plastics: https://t.co/GZBt0K10Nt #BeatPlasticPollution pic.twitter.com/eZ0yT8ckY5
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 10, 2019
Trudeau explained that action is needed, as plastic is overflowing in landfills and continues polluting oceans and waterways. Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled, according to City News, and if we don’t change our current habits, Canadians will discard a whopping $11 billion worth of plastic items by 2030.