Federal government announces ban on certain single-use plastics – October 7, 2020
At a news conference in Gatineau, Quebec, Jonathan Wilkinson, the minister of environment and climate change, announces the list of single-use plastics that will be banned as part of the federal government’s plan to reach zero plastic waste by 2030. The use of plastic bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food containers made from hard to recycle plastics will be banned by the end of 2021. The minister is joined at the announcement by Steven Guilbeault, the minister of Canadian heritage, and by Greg Fergus, the Liberal MP for Hull–Aylmer, Quebec. The federal government first announced in June 2019 that it would move to ban some single-use plastics.