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On July 14, 2023, the Province of British Columbia unveiled groundbreaking regulations aimed at tackling the environmental challenges posed by single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics. These new measures promise a significant positive impact on our environment.
The recently announced regulation in British Columbia takes a strong stance against single-use plastics. Under this initiative, single-use plastic bags, problem plastic food service packaging, and all oxo-degradable plastic packaging will be banned. Items such as cutlery, straws, and beverage cup lids will now be available only upon request. These actions are crucial steps towards reducing plastic waste that harms wildlife and ecosystems.
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