Canada wide ban of single-use plastic

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Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. 

As you know, we are facing an environmental crisis and recycling is in a crisis as well. Just the 9% of the world material is recycled. According to some estimates within the UN environmental report, by the year 2050 oceans will carry more single use plastic than fish and an estimated 99% of sea birds will have ingested plastic.

In Canada, the city of Montreal just says it plans to introduce a bylaw banning single-use items such as plastics and polystyrene foam containers on its territory by spring 2020. 

The European parliament has voted to ban single use plastic clutery, straws and stirers which will come into force across the EU in 2021.  By 2025, plastic bottles will need to be 25% recycled content. They are also aiming to recycle 90% of plastic bottles by 2029. Now all countries must follow! 

It is imperative to reduce, at the source, the amount of material that goes into recycling bins; into the garbage; and into the ocean.

Let's ban single-use plastic and styrofoam across Canada.