Yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021.
According to the BBC:
“This initiative is modeled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations.
Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste.
Currently, less than 10% of plastic used in Canada gets recycled.
Mr. Trudeau called the issue of plastic pollution a ‘global challenge.'”
We are stoked that our neighbors to the North are taking the lead on protecting and preserving our planet by reducing the amount of plastic they consume. As more and more cities in the USA pass plastics of their own, we hope that states and our country as a whole takes a look at how we all can kick plastic out of our own lives.