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Canada bids farewell to plastic straws, cutlery and checkout bags

In a move aimed at tackling environmental concerns and advancing its commitment to achieving zero plastic waste by 2030, Canada introduced a regulation last year prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws, food containers, checkout bags, and cutlery by restaurants and cafes. The regulation, designed to curb single-use plastics, was part of Ottawa's comprehensive strategy to address the mounting environmental impact of disposable plastics. The plan aimed not only to reduce pollution but also to foster a more sustainable approach to waste management in the country.The regulation, designed to curb single-use plastics, was part of Ottawa's comprehensive strategy to address the mounting environmental impact of disposable plastics. The plan aimed not only to reduce pollution but also to foster a more sustainable approach to waste management in the country.
The ban on plastic straws, food containers, checkout bags, and cutlery was envisioned as a critical step toward mitigating the environmental impact of single-use plastics. These items contribute significantly to pollution, harm marine life, and pose long-term threats to ecosystems. The legal setback raises concerns about the ability to implement effective measures to address Canada's plastic waste problem and achieve the ambitious goal of zero plastic waste by 2030.



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  • Ann Nyambura

    15 w

    It contributes to the global movement towards reducing reliance on disposable plastics.

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    • winnie nguru

      15 w

      The future is right here! Every country needs to step up without excuses. Plastics are a menace that should never have been invented in the first place

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      • Joseph Githinji

        15 w

        @winnie_nguru I agree, stopping plastics production should be prioritised by all nations without fail.

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      • Esther Wanjiku

        15 w

        The elimination for single use plastics is the first step towards a cleaner greener future. Great to see Canada doing an amazing job

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        • Edwin wangombe

          15 w

          @esther_wanjiku_785 it is encouraging to see Canada making these bold moves

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          • Joseph Githinji

            15 w

            @esther_wanjiku_785 I agree, as Canada leads more nations should follow. This planet belongs to all of us and taking care of it is a collective responsibility.

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          • CHRIS NGATIA

            16 w

            Impressive step Canada 👍

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            • Edwin wangombe

              15 w

              @chris_ngatia may other countries follow this example from Canada as it will ensure that we have a plastic-free, sustainable future

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            • George Kariuki

              16 w

              Tackling environmental issues requires a multi-pronged approach, and embracing flexibility and continuous improvement is key to achieving impactful and sustainable waste management practices.

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              • Edwin wangombe

                15 w

                @george_kariuki I agree with you ... well said.. collaboration is key to making any project successful

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  15 w

                  @george_kariuki I concur, this should be well structured to ensure it lasts to better sustainable in Canada and beyond.

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                • Sven Nilson

                  16 w

                  Straws made of Swedish reed can then be an exciting alternative. https://app.wedonthavetime.org/profile/Raws

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    15 w

                    @Sven_Nilson awesome, I hope they see this ...

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      15 w

                      @Sven_Nilson this sounds great, its a project that should be adopted.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      16 w

                      Plastic pollution is a major menace to the environment, having such measures put in place in Canada means there will be less plastic pollution. This is a great step in the right direction.

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        15 w

                        @joseph_githinji I hope this type of action and bold decisions spill over to the neighbouring countries

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        16 w

                        This is great the issues of plastic should have been the issue of past

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                        • Jane Wangui

                          16 w

                          @rotich_kim especially the check out bags, the number is just too high.They should be done away with them ASAP.

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            15 w

                            @rotich_kim the decision is well overdue but at least they have made it

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              15 w

                              @jane_wangui i definitely agree... it never makes sense to me that every time one goes to the supermarket they get a single-use plastic bag... we should do better and Canada is setting an example

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                15 w

                                @jane_wangui I think the right thing is to deal with the single use plastic producers and at the same time create more solutions and alternatives as Canada is doing.

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                              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                16 w

                                A commendable move by Canada a ban on single _use plastics will greatly help to reduce plastic pollution,

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                                • Edwin wangombe

                                  15 w

                                  @elizbeth_gathigia it is time for people to adopt reusable bags made of eco-friendly materials and encourage recycling

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

                                    15 w

                                    @edwin_wangombe I agree, it all starts with an individual effort. With all embracing this move , plastics will be a thing of the past.

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                                  • walter lungayi

                                    16 w

                                    It's great to see Canada taking steps to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                      15 w

                                      @walter_lungayi i agree ...Canada deserves more climate love and commendation for this bold move

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                                      • Joseph Githinji

                                        15 w

                                        @walter_lungayi they deserve an accolade for a great job done, plastic is a nuisance and their use must come to an end.

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                                      • Princess

                                        16 w

                                        This is a very positive move towards mitigating the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

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                                        • Edwin wangombe

                                          15 w

                                          @princess_nel_268 soon plastic pollution in Canada will be a thing of the past which is encouraging

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                                        • Munene Mugambi

                                          16 w

                                          A step in the right direction by Canada in the fight against plastics

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                                          • Edwin wangombe

                                            15 w

                                            @munene_mugambi I hope it will have a ripple effect in the region and its neighbors

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                                            • Joseph Githinji

                                              15 w

                                              @munene_mugambi an great step indeed,this should be emulated by other States.

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