Global Action to Ban Single-Use Plastics
There’s some amazing environmental action happening in cities, states and countries all around the world.
The European Union is taking a huge step in addressing its plastic pollution! Single-use plastic cutlery, plates, straws, plastic cotton buds, balloon sticks, oxo-degradable plastics and polystyrene cups will be banned from July this year.
Canada is looking to ban plastic grocery bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery and food take-out containers by the end of 2021!
China, one of the largest sources of plastic pollution, announced a five-year plan to phase out single-use plastics. Commencing in 2020, China phased out single-use straws and plastic bags in major cities. China’s restaurant industry must reduce the use of single-use items by 30%, and hotels must completely phase out single-use items by 2025.