On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics by as soon as 2021. While speaking during a press conference at Quebec’s Gault Nature Reserve, Mr Trudeau said the government has not yet prepared the list of items to ban. But Canada’s government intends to analyze which plastics seem harmful for the environment and it will declare the list accordingly. Thus the government is taking steps ahead on a science-based perspective to determine which items to eliminate as of 2021. The Prime Minister noted that the government will make an obligation for businesses to regulate what plastics they produce and sell.
The Canadian leader added it is difficult to attempt to explain to his children why dead whales are emerging on seashores. Even more, most of the times plastic is liable for their death as they have stomachs jammed with plastic bags. Mr Trudeau said as parents when they go to the beach with kids, they have to seek a place free from garbage like straws and bottles. As per the executive, it is a problem that requires some action and calls it as a global issue. Thus Mr Trudeau said he is very pleased to announce that as early as 2021, Canada will ban damaging, single-use plastic throughout Canada.
Canada is a country having the longest coastline in the world. Citing this, the PM said Canada is a prime position to make a move against plastic pollution in the ocean. According to Mr Trudeau, many other countries are trying to combat plastic pollution and Canada will be one of them. On the other hand, the Canadian government reveals less than 10% of the nation’s plastic is recycled. Besides, people in Canada dump more than three million tons of plastic waste every year. Thus the Canadian Prime Minister has announced plans to tackle the issue. He has even framed a few means that the country will undertake to limit plastic waste.