Alternatives to single-use plastics actually have worse impacts on the environment.
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The government wants Canadians to “bring their own containers" to restaurants.
Ninety-nine per cent of plastics used in Canada are disposed of safely via recycling, incineration or landfilling.
Paper manufacturing uses more energy than manufacturing plastic.
Approximately 93 per cent of all plastics dumped into the sea come from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
Investment in Canada’s oil and gas sector has declined by 35 per cent.
Canada’s ban will have virtually no impact on plastic waste in the ocean.
At least 86 per cent of plastic waste entering the ocean from land comes via a handful of rivers in Asia.