Canada's plan for zero plastic waste by 2030

Canada is planning for "a ban on harmful single-use plastic items where there is evidence that they are found in the environment, are often not recycled, and have readily available alternatives. Based on those criteria, the six items the Government proposes to ban are plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics," as early as December 2021. Canada's integrated waste management approach to plastics includes "improving and expanding extended producer responsibility" as well as making it "consistent, comprehensive, and transparent."