The government's ban on six types of single-use plastics went into effect last year.
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Less than 1 per cent of plastics used in Canada end up as waste in the environment.
Plastic wrapping is crucial in food preservation, food transit and the reduction of food waste.
Alternatives to plastic straws, forks and spoons likely cause as much or more environmental harm.
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.