The Government of Canada has announced that it “is taking additional steps to reduce Canada’s plastic waste, support innovation, and promote the use of affordable and safe alternatives” by banning “harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021 (such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks).” The announcement indicates that the “measures will be grounded in scientific evidence and will align, where appropriate, with similar actions being taken in the European Union and other countries.”

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