Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste — only 9% of it is recyclable. Single-use plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans while causing harm to wildlife and generating micro-plastics in the water we use and drink.
The Government of Canada plans to achieve zero plastic waste by the year 2030. The plan will help protect our wildlife and waters and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A key part of this plan includes banning harmful single-use plastic items that are often not recycled, and are found in our environment most frequently. The items proposed to be banned are: plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and tableware made from hard-to-recycle plastics.
This ban means businesses, retailers, and restaurants across Canada need to pivot quickly to ensure their business is not only compliant but also sustainable and environmentally conscious.
Always looking to the future, Greenlid offers plastic-free solutions. All of our products, including our cutlery and disposable tableware items are fully compostable and biodegradable. We use natural materials like bamboo, birch, and palm leaf to ensure that our entire product line is outside of any future single-use plastic bans.
Over 35 countries around the world have already taken action by banning certain single-use plastics, including the U.K., France, and Italy. By improving how we manage plastic waste and investing in innovative solutions, we can reduce 1.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Send us an email if your business, retail location, or restaurant is looking to make a sustainable switch to compostable products! Or, fill out this form for a free sample pack - for the foodservice industry.