[Global Times comprehensive report] Canada has imposed a ban on disposable plastic products such as plastic bags and plastic lunch boxes. According to the Canadian television network (CTV) on the 20th, the ban was announced on Monday. In addition to plastic bags and plastic lunch boxes, the "plastic prohibition order" also involves disposable plastic tableware, plastic straws, plastic mixing rods and six cans of plastic rings (a plastic product for fixing drinks).
The ban was previously planned to be implemented in 2021, but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19. According to the report, the time plan for the ban is to ban the sales of the above six kinds of plastic products by the end of next year and ban the export by the end of 2025. The Canadian government estimates that in the next 10 years, the ban will eliminate more than 1.3 million tons of difficult to recycle plastic waste and more than 22000 tons of plastic pollution. "These six kinds of common disposable plastic products either wash up on our beaches or enter our oceans. In Canada, only 8% of plastic waste is recycled," said meronte, an activist with the Canadian marine conservation organization
According to the data of the Canadian government, the country uses up to 15billion plastic bags every year, and disposable plastic products account for the majority of the garbage found on the country's coastline.