Canadians want to see an end to the harmful impacts of plastic pollution on nature and wildlife and the time to act is now. …the Government of Canada reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to address plastic pollution and protect biodiversity here at home, and around the world. The Government of Canada announced the next important steps in the ban on harmful single-use plastics. Effective December 20, 2022, the manufacture and import for sale of the following harmful single-use plastics in Canada will be prohibited: checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware made from, or containing, problematic plastics that are hard to recycle, stir sticks, straws (with some exceptions). The ban on the manufacture and import of ring carriers will enter into force in June 2023.