Alternatives to plastic straws, forks and spoons likely cause as much or more environmental harm.
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According to the government’s own analysis, these regulations will increase waste generated from substitutes by almost 300,000 tonnes in 2024.
According to the government’s own report, 99 per cent of the country’s plastic waste is already disposed of safely.
Alternatives to single-use plastics actually have worse impacts on the environment.
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.