July 18, 2019 12:00 am
Updated: July 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Easy swaps for single-use plastics

WATCH: Toronto calls for plastic-free July


Last month, Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal government will look to ban certain types of single-use plastics by 2021. It’s a move that could place Canada among the likes of the European Union whose parliament voted earlier this year to ban 10 common forms of plastic pollution.

While no official Canadian policy on single-use plastics is in place yet, we can all do our part to phase out single-use plastics like grocery bags, straws and coffee cups by taking part in a plastic-free July. It’s a campaign run by the City of Toronto to encourage residents to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics in lunches.

But if you’re looking to make an even larger impact, here’s a list of easy ways to replace single-use plastics all around the home.

Want to know more? Get answers to all your questions on Plastic Free July here and take the ‘Refuse Single-Use Plastics in your Lunch’ Pledge for a chance to win a prize.

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