Plastic straws and cutlery to be scrapped in Canada, Justin Trudeau announces

Open this

Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021 to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world's oceans, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

Less than 10% of plastic used in Canada gets recycled, and Canadians will throw away an estimated $C11 billion ($NZ12.5 billion) worth of plastic materials each year by 2030 without a change in course, the government said in a statement.

Trudeau said Monday the government will determine what is to be banned using a science-based review, but is considering bans on things such as water bottles, plastic bags and straws.

At the moment, Canada is only recycling 10% of their plastic waste.

More than 1 million birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals worldwide are annually injured or die when they mistake plastic for food or become entangled in the substance, the Canadian government said. Its move follows those of the European Parliament, which voted this year to ban several single-use plastic products.

"To be honest, as a dad, it's tough trying to explain this to my kids".

In April, a carcass of a pregnant sperm whale washed up in Italy with 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach.

Canada's biggest advantage as a producer of plastics is its abundant cheap natural gas feedstock and that won't change under the proposed ban, said Ashish Chitalia, principal analyst for polyolefins for consultancy Wood Mackenzie. "Against all odds, you will find plastic at the very deepest point of the Pacific Ocean".

Changing gender goes against nature, says Vatican
It called gender fluidity a symptom of the "confused concept of freedom" and "momentary desires" that characterize post-modern culture.

Shikhar Dhawan has a fractured thumb
However, Shikhar Dhawan didn't return on the field in the second innings as Ravindra Jadeja fielded the entire 50 overs. According to reports , KL Rahul is expected to replace Dhawan as India's opening batsmen along with Rohit Sharma.

Happy Birthday Sonam Kapoor
Apart from that, Sonam's other industry friends made a decision to drop by at her residence to give their love to the diva. Rhea, who is also Sonam's stylist, wrote: "Happy birthday sister, better half, muse, best friend".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Monday, describing "a problem we simply can't ignore".

Canada's ban on items such as plastic bags and straws will be aligned with similar measures that the European Union and other countries have adopted, the government said. The list will be refined based on further scientific research between now and 2021.

Trudeau said his government will work with companies that use or create plastic products to set targets on waste.

The United States and Japan did not join the pact.

The ban could mean less raw plastic is imported from the U.S.to Eastern Canada manufacturers and more raw plastic is exported from Western Canada around the globe, he added.

In March this year, City of Hobart councillors voted in favour of a by-law to support the ban and impose fines on those that don't comply.

In the ACT, there is a proposal to ban a range of single-use plastics, as the territory tries to step up its efforts to reduce landfill. 15 billion plastic bags a year.

Related News:



Most liked

Australia to 'take the contest' to Chris Gayle - Finch
The celebration is a hit with supporters and Cottrell was filmed teaching it to some young supporters at Trent Bridge this week. Starc then snared 5-46 in restricting the West Indies' reply to 9-273, in turn becoming the fastest man to 150 ODI wickets.

Yemen Drone Attacks Target Jizan Airport in Saudi Arabia
The Houthi spokesman added, "This is something that can not be tolerated at all". On May 26, Yemen launched a drone strike on military hangars in the same airport.

Russian media unite in protest at investigative journalist's drug bust
The few opposition and independent media that still operate in Russian Federation are under huge pressure, Kremlin critics say. According to a statement by the Moscow police, the Meduza journalist was arrested on Thursday on charges of drug trafficking.

Jose Mourinho 'ready for talks' over becoming next Newcastle manager
Jose has been out of work since December when he was sacked as Manchester United manager during his third season at Old Trafford. The Mirror claim that the Sheikh has his own list of managerial targets, which includes the former Red Devils manager.

Facebook Suspends Service With Huawei
According to the sources, Google believes a Huawei-modified version of Android would be more susceptible to being hacked. The HongMeng name sounds unusual and we hope the OS gets a proper marketing moniker that sounds more global .

It's a girl! Esha Deol, Bharat Takhtani welcome second child
On the work front, Esha, daughter of veteran actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra , was last seen in 2018 short film "Cakewalk". She captioned the post, "Thank you very much for the love & blessings @bharattakhtani3 #radhyatakhtani #mirayatakhtani".

Woman Killed After Crane Collapses In Dallas During Storm
Firefighters along with live-find rescue dogs are searching the complex for missing and injured people. There have been reports of injuries from this incident but their conditions are unknown.

Oil Rises on Likely OPEC+ Supply Cuts
Separately, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said oil prices could fall as low as $30 per barrel if OPEC and others did not extend the curbs.

Former NFL tight end convicted of rape, indecent exposure
All five women testified in the case against Winslow, outlining their experiences with Winslow and the allegations they made. In October 2013, Winslow was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Kim Jong nam was a Central Intelligence Agency operative
North Korean soldiers at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. Although there had been similar reports earlier, they had tended toward the tentative.

Tokayev elected Kazakh president - early results
In the build-up to the election, authorities have reportedly been cracking down on opposition to Mr Tokayev's interim presidency. Given his close links to the outgoing president, the legitimacy of the presidential election has been met with scepticism.

Danny Rose uncertain of Spurs future
I was definitely exhausted from a long season with my club and having to come to England didn't help. Danny Rose admits he is unsure of his future at Tottenham after 11 seasons at the club.

Xbox Project Scarlett to support Xbox One controllers and headsets
Microsoft was rumored to announce another Xbox console during the event, but it didn't happen. In other words if you have a month of each left you'll get 40 days of Game Pass Ultimate .

Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account hacked; Check tweets
Amitabh Bachchan has over 37.4 million followers on Twitter, overtaken only recently by Shah Rukh Khan to 38.3 million. Bachchan's account, it is possible that his email and password may have leaked online in previous data breaches .

Expect More Google Stadia Game Reveals During E3 And Gamescom
Microsoft said it has updated Azure datacenters in regions including Asia, Europe and North America, to synchronize with xCloud. Dedicated games consoles don't have the versatility of a phone, so Apple's upcoming Apple Arcade might be a better comparison.