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Canada to ban most single-use plastics

From December 2023, Canada will ban the sale of many single-use plastic products on its territory.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent, this declared at Environment Canada.

It is noted that single-use plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stirring sticks, food containers, rings for fastening cans and a number of other products will fall under the ban.

“A ban on the production and import of this harmful single-use plastic, apart from a few exceptions for specific cases, will come into effect in December 2022. To give businesses in Canada enough time to transition and deplete existing stocks, the sale of these items will be banned from December 2023 “, the message says.

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In addition, by the end of 2025, Canada will be the first in the world to ban the export of single-use plastic.

“It is estimated that over the next decade, this ban on harmful single-use plastic will eliminate 1.3 million tons of hard-to-recycle plastic, as well as 22,000 tons of plastic waste, which is comparable to a million filled garbage bags,” the statement said. department.

We add that Canada annually produces 3 million tons of plastic waste, of which only 9% is recycled. Most plastic ends up in landfills, and about 29 thousand tons end up in the natural environment. Canadians annually use up to 15 billion plastic bags and 57 million drinking straws, which are very harmful to the environment.

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