“Canada will ban single use plastics as early as 2021”
These were the hopeful words of Justin Trudeau on Monday 10th of June.
The Canadian Prime Minister promised to ban harmful plastics such as bottles, bags and straws.
The popular leader mentioned and saluted people who are taking action and sounded eager to start enforcing this futuristic but essential law.
Some major countries that have already banned single use plastics include:
- The United Kingdom stopped selling products that contain microbeads including shower gels and face scrubs as part of the effort to slow down the process of plastic pollution.
- New Zealand enforced the ban of single use plastic bags in August 2018. If shops sell single use bags, they will be given a severe fine that can go up to 100,000 NZ dollars which is around £50,000!
- France became the first country to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates in 2016.
- South Korea banned the sale of plasticbags in all major supermarkets in 2018; those who disobey the law will be landing a fine of around $2,700.