Category: plastic straws

Provinces Intervene in Court Challenge of Feds’ Single-Use Plastic Ban

Saskatchewan and Alberta’s governments have intervened in a court challenge of the federal government’s decision to declare single-use plastics as “toxic substances” and ban them by 2025. The challenge was heard in the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto from March 7 to 9, brought by the Responsible Plastic Use Coalition, a group of plastic…

Feds Moving to Ban Plastic Straws, Bags by End of 2022: Guilbeault

OTTAWA—It’s the end of days for plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam takeout containers in Canada. The federal government is publishing the draft regulations that will ban the manufacture, import and sale of six single-use plastic items that are difficult to recycle and have more environmentally friendly alternatives. Plastic stir sticks, cutlery, six-pack rings, bags and…

Laguna Beach Sets New Rules in Time for its Summer Surge 

The City of Laguna Beach has introduced numerous beach-related ordinances ahead of tourism season, including the banning of plastic straws on beaches and trails. The new policies also prohibit single-use plastic containers on beaches and trails, and forbid restaurants from distributing them with takeout orders. As well, the public is restricted from feeding wild birds in city parks….