Plastic is polluting rivers, lakes, seas. That’s why the government of Canada will be ban single-use plastic from next year. This information has been informed in a report of Good News Network.
Every year, Canadians dump about 3 million tons of plastic waste. Of this, only 9 percent can be refined. That is most of the plastic falls into the ground. Now, Plastic is everywhere. It’s doing damage to wildlife. Tiny plastic particles (microplastics) are spreading in our drinking water.
On October 6, Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson announced that the government’s next goal is to reduce plastic waste to zero by 2030. The plan will protect wildlife and water. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase employment.
An important part of this plan is to ban the use of disposable plastic products. Plastic bags, straw, household goods are now integrated into the environment. These products are mostly recycled. Alternatives to these products are also available.
According to Reuters, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also in favor of banning the use of plastic. He said Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics, such as straw, bags, and cutlery in early 2021 to reduce plastic waste and protect the world’s oceans.
The Canadian government is planning to ban six types of plastic products. These are plastic bags, straws, shovels, six-pack rings, kitchen utensils with spoons and knives, recyclable food packets. The list was released last week.
The Canadian government’s plan also includes improvements in the plastic recovery and recycling process, to keep the economy afloat as well as protect the environment.
The Government of Canada says it will focus on attracting investment in the recycling infrastructure sector and making long-term plastic products through technological innovation.
The federal, provincial and regional governments have all agreed to achieve the Canadian government’s nationwide zero plastic waste goal. Experts see the Canadian government’s move on plastics as good news for the environment.