Plan for the Ban: Our New Year’s Update of Single-Use Plastics Bans Across Canada

  • March 03, 2022
  • Talia Gordner, Julia Loney and Tess Dimroci, McMillan LLP


Across Canada, the discussion around single-use plastics continues to evolve. Over the course of 2021, the federal government, along with a number of provincial, territorial and municipal governments, have introduced bans to certain single-use plastic products with the aim of reducing plastic pollution. These bans raise a number of considerations for businesses currently producing, selling or using single-use plastics in their operations.

This is the fourth bulletin in our “Plan for the Ban” series regarding prohibitions and increased regulation of single-use plastics.[1] This bulletin provides an updated summary of the current state of single-use plastics legislation across Canada and the changes and trends businesses can expect to see over the next few years.