How Canada’s SUP Plastic Bans Affect Your Business

To reduce plastic pollution, the Government of Canada introduced a multi-phase ban on the manufacture, import, and sale of six single-use plastic categories – checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware, ring carriers, stir sticks and straws. By the end of 2022, the manufacture and import of several SUP products will be banned, while the ban on sale of these products within Canada will take effect December 31, 2023. Manufacturers have already halted production of these products, so inventory will be limited as soon as January 2023. By then, more sustainable alternatives will be in very high demand, so the time to act is NOW.

Planet-friendlier Options And How to Choose Them

Transitioning from single-use plastics (SUP) products is challenging – let our experts show you how to select the right substrates and formats designed to provide fit for purpose as well as protection from current and pending environmental legislation.
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3 Easy Steps to Make the Change

As a global leader in sourcing, innovation and sustainability, Bunzl has moved quickly to source a wide range of environmentally preferable alternatives. We’ve built the assortment you need, and our experts can help you select fit-for-purpose items and develop your transition plan. Here’s how:

1. Our Global Sourcing Team has created supply relationships with the leading developers and producers of planet-friendlier food packaging around the world to establish an inventory position to support our customers.
2. Our product experts understand the packaging substrates and their end-of-life management. They’re here to help you select the right products and create and implement a new, updated price file.
3. We’ll work with you to develop an efficient transition plan to minimize waste and cost.

 

Sustainability Playbook

Looking to learn more about sustainable material alternatives to plastic packaging and critical factors in end-of-life management? Download our Sustainability Playbook to get started on your transition process.
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