Kindersley and District Co-op Discontinuing Plastic Bags
Kindersley and District Co-op will be discontinuing the use of single use plastic bags at their checkouts on April 1, 2023.
On December17, 2022, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health; and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the steps in the Government of Canada’s ban on harmful single-use plastics. On December 20, 2022, the manufacture and import for sale of checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware made from, or containing, problematic plastics that are hard to recycle,stir sticks, and straws (with some exceptions) in Canada was prohibited:
The ban on the manufacture and import of ring carriers will enter into force in June 2023.
Over the next decade, this world-leading ban on harmful single-use plastics will result in the estimated elimination of over 1.3 million tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic waste and more than 22,000 tonnes of plastic pollution, which is equivalent to over one million full garbage bags.
The Government of Canada will continue to be guided by science as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal. The Government is working with provinces, territories, and industry to set an ambitious collection target of 90 percent for recycling plastic beverage bottles. It is also developing regulations to require that certain plastic packaging contain at least 50 percent recycled content and to establish clear rules for labelling recyclable and compostable plastics. Draft regulations are targeted for publication as early as fall 2023. In addition, the Government is developing a plastic registry to hold plastic producers accountable for their plastic waste.
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