How do you cut down on single-use plastics?

People carry plastic bags

People carry plastic bags

The Canadian government has yet to decide which single-use plastic products will be included on the list but it is expected to target plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks.

The federal government announced a plan to ban single-use plastics by the year 2021, but will apparently consult with the public and with businesses first about what items these will include before enacting the legislation. It's part of a larger strategy to tackle plastic pollution.

Environment Canada says that Canadians throw away more than 34 million plastic bags every day that often wind up in landfills, and it can take as long as 1,000 years for them to decay.

'Canadians know first-hand the impacts of plastic pollution, and are exhausted of seeing their beaches, parks, streets, and shorelines littered with plastic waste, ' he comments.

Based on the five year average disposal rate, the estimated remaining site life of Sault Ste.

"As we stand here today, on the shores of Lake Ontario, I can tell you that we found microplastics in our surface waters, in our sediments, in our local fish and in the drinking water we pulled from the lake", she said.

It's the latest in a wider push to ban straws, replace plastic grocery bags with reusable bags and cut out containers and packaging in household goods. A different problem could be for water bottlers since the idea of putting spring water into small bottles started just a few decades ago and was done in plastic from the beginning. The educational campaign zoned in on promoting cheaper, cleaner water and better for the environment.

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Rangers are also interested but there would be questions over whether the Scottish club could meet Liverpool's asking price. German clubs RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim are among the clubs interested, according to the Mirror .

While many types of plastics are recyclable, the sad fact is that only about 9 per cent of plastic actually is.

"If it is banned, we are going to learn" how to deal with it, "for future generations", said Evelyn, another resident.

The city, she said, is keeping a watchful eye on the industry and the changing recycling markets, which also come into play.

If you organize a house party, do you think using plastic cups and dishes is more convenient?

Maybe "drink box water bottles" are the next big thing.

A total of 21 governments have by now taken that pledge, Trudeau said. The plastic is also harmful to birds and other wildlife including those in waterways.

It would also develop national standards for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in co-operation with the provinces to transfer the cost and responsibility for collecting and recycling plastic from municipalities to the companies that create it. The Conservatives have promised to release their policy in the current month.

Lindsay now serves as president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities.

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