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Canada to Ban Sale of Single Use Plastics by End of 2023

Single use plastic will be processed into fuels and commercial grade wax at the new Brightmark Energy plant in Indiana. Image courtesy of Pixabay

The government of Canada has established a timeline to phase out the production and sale of single-use plastic and styrofoam in the country by the year 2025.

Banning the importation and production of these materials by the end of 2022 will be followed by a ban on their sale by the end of 2025. The timeline is to be finished off with the restriction of their exportation by the end of 2025. With only around 10% of plastic estimated to actually make it through the recycling process, this country's ban could have major impacts.

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