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.