The ban on single-use plastic products will force Canadians to pay higher prices for lower quality alternatives.
By the government’s own accounting, its net-zero plastics campaign will cost more than it will save in waste management costs.
Alternatives to single-use plastics actually have worse impacts on the environment.
The government wants Canadians to “bring their own containers" to restaurants.
Ninety-nine per cent of plastics used in Canada are disposed of safely via recycling, incineration or landfilling.
Paper manufacturing uses more energy than manufacturing plastic.
Approximately 93 per cent of all plastics dumped into the sea come from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
Refined petroleum and synthetic products have reduced demand for whales, trees and human labour in many forms.
Canada’s ban will have virtually no impact on plastic waste in the ocean.