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Ottawa’s plastic ban may actually hurt the environment

When plastic grocery bag use declined, use of polypropylene bags skyrocketed.

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Court ruling on plastics ban welcome news for Canadians

The government's ban on six types of single-use plastics went into effect last year.

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Ottawa’s next phase of ‘plastics’ war will increase cost of fruits and vegetables

Less than 1 per cent of plastics used in Canada end up as waste in the environment.

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Ottawa’s plastic ban plan—stunningly poor and deceptive policy

Alternatives to plastic straws, forks and spoons likely cause as much or more environmental harm.

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Ottawa’s anti-plastic crusade enters dangerous territory

According to the government’s own analysis, these regulations will increase waste generated from substitutes by almost 300,000 tonnes in 2024.

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Ottawa’s plastics ban is bad for the environment

According to the government’s own report, 99 per cent of the country’s plastic waste is already disposed of safely.

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Science exposes Ottawa’s ill-founded war on plastics

Alternatives to single-use plastics actually have worse impacts on the environment.

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Ottawa takes ‘plastics’ policy to the extreme

The government wants Canadians to “bring their own containers" to restaurants.

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Ottawa wages costly war on ‘plastics’ problem

Ninety-nine per cent of plastics used in Canada are disposed of safely via recycling, incineration or landfilling.