Trudeau announces Canadian ban of single-use plastics as early as 2021

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Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday.

While a science-based review will determine what items are included in the ban, water bottles, plastic bags and straws are some of the items that are up for debate, Trudeau said at the Gault Nature Reserve near Montreal.

Fast food containers, cotton swabs, drink stirrers and balloon sticks could also be banned, CBC News reports.

“Canadians are tired of seeing our beaches, parks, streets, and shorelines littered with plastic waste,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter after the announcement.