Breezy Breakfast Radio Hour

Episode 97: Single-Use Plastics

July 11, 2022

In Canada, several types of Single-Use Plastics (SUP) will be banned according to the following schedule:

December 2022 - manufacture and imports
December 2023 - sales
December 2025 - exports

The usual suspects are covered under this federal ban:  straws, stir sticks, cutlery, ring carriers, checkout bags, and take-away containers made from or containing hard to recycle problematic plastics.

There are specific exceptions to the ban; for example, single-use straws will be available for those who need them.

Karen Farley gives us the scoop on the federal ban.  She is a Master's student who is developing an app to collect data on foods wrapped in or contained in plastic.

Kevin Bowman and Morgan Dandie update us on Guelph's new policies regarding plastics.

Long-time listener and first-time guest Ted Pritchard shares his thoughts on societal attitudes towards solid waste reduction and the high volume of plastics used in medical settings.

Don't call Yoko; this ban is "Plastic? O NO!"

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