On June 2022, the Government of Canada published the Single-use Plastic Regulations. To prevent plastic pollution, the Regulations prohibit the manufacture, import, and sales of six categories of single-use plastics that threaten the environment. The federal effective date is December 20, 2023.
SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS PROHIBITED BY THE REGULATIONS
Designed to carry purchased goods from a business and typically given to a customer at the retail point of sale.
Includes knifes, forks, spoons, sporks, and chopsticks.
Flexible and designed to surround beverage containers in order to carry them together
Designed to stir or mix beverages, or to prevent a beverage from spilling from the lid of its container.
SOME FOOD WARE
Designed for serving or transporting food or beverage that is ready to be consumed and
• is a clamshell container, lidded container, box, cup, plate or bowl; and
• contains expanded or extruded polystyrene foam, polyvinyl chloride, carbon black or an oxo-degradable plastic.
Includes straight drinking straws and flexible straws, which have a corrugated section that allows the straw to bend, packaged with beverage container.