CANADA BANS PLASTICS

Woman wrapped in Canadian flag looks across lake at mountains.

In December this year, Canada will introduce a ban on the manufacture and import of single-use plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks, carrier rings, and takeout containers.

A year later, the sale of those items will also be banned and by 2026, exports of them from Canada will become illegal.

Just 8% of plastic rubbish in Canada is recycled, with 43,000 tonnes of single-use plastic waste ending up in the environment every year.

For more details, including some exceptions to the regulations, see: Canada lays out rules banning single-use plastics.

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