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National single-use plastic ban coming in 2021

In a move that will directly impact Canadian restaurants, the Liberals unveiled their list of soon-to-be-banned single-use plastics.

Oct 07, 2020 - EightSix Staff

On Wednesday, Canada's Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson unveiled the list of single-use plastics that will be banned from use in 2021.

The banned list, which includes grocery checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, plastic cutlery, six-pack rings, and food takeout containers, will certainly pose a challenge to the restaurant and hospitality industry due to the widespread use of these items. However, the list was limited to those products that already have environmentally-conscious alternatives on the market, reducing the burden on small businesses.

While many business owners agree with the ban to protect the environment, affordability for the industry, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a key concern.

The single-use plastics ban is part of the Federal Government's effort to reach zero plastic waste by 2030.

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