Unilateral ban on single-use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA, critics, experts say

, Unilateral ban on single-use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA, critics, experts say, The Circular Economy

Canada’s proposed ban on single-use plastics may not run afoul of its trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but experts suggest it disregards the “pause-and-check” spirit of the agreement. The Washington-based Plastics Industry Association added its voice this week to a chorus of complaints about the proposal, which would classify certain manufactured plastic items, including straws and carry-out bags, as “toxic substances” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

The issue has extra focus due to the upcoming U.S.election…

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