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Canada To Ban Single Use Plastics by 2021
- ban: to disallow
- harmful: causing damage
- coast: the edge where land meets water
- confirm: to state that something is true
- cutlery: tools for eating with (e.g., forks, knives, spoons)
- responsible for: having a duty; in charge of
Canada To Ban Harmful Single-Use Plastics by 2021
- What announcement did Justin Trudeau make?
- Why does the report mention the European Union?
- Why could this ban be good for the Canadian economy?
Justin Trudeau claimed that “scientific evidence” will be used to decide which plastic products will fall under the ban. What do you think he means by this? Which single-use plastic products will be difficult for countries like Canada to ban?
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Canada To Ban Harmful Single-Use Plastics by 2021
Canada’s prime minister announced this week that Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics from coast to coast to coast as early as 2021. Prime Minister Trudeau said Canada will be following the lead of other countries from the European Union that have made similar plans to reduce plastic waste. The items that will be banned have not been confirmed, but will likely include plastic bags, plastic cutlery, and fast-food containers. Trudeau stated that companies that use plastic packaging to sell their products will be responsible for recycling their plastic waste. In addition to reducing pollution, the government says this plan will create approximately 42,000 jobs.
- Trudeau announced that Canada plans to ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021.
- The report mentions the European Union because Trudeau said Canada is following the lead of other countries from the EU that have announced similar environmental plans.
- This ban could be good for the Canadian economy if it creates new jobs.
I agree with all of you, and i think we should ban plastic bags. It’s one of the best way to protect environment, protect our planet.
Actually, plastic can be remained for a long time, more than 500 years into the land before decomposition completed. Others, plastic can be stayed on the ocean, and it can be eaten by sharks,whales. what happen continuosly. All of us have known that.
Therefore, i think, all the goverment should have plan like as Canada. We should you the bags which are made by natural materials.
I think it’s a good idea to ban the plastic bags
plastic wraps etc..
But we have to educate all people by beginning young to the older
“NOT TO THROW AND PICK UP WHAT OTHERS HAVE THROWN”
If all human beeing try to do this our planet will be cleaner
I do this every morning when I go for walk and every morning I fill up a bag Do this and you’ll see you’ll be happier…
I think that the idea is to ban the plastic products that can be replaced for another one without plastic.
In my humble opinion, if there is enough goodwill every plastic product can be replaced for another one which is better for the environment.
GEORGE FROM PANAMÁ says:
I really enjoyed this article. My students learned a lot from it.
Thanks for sharing.
I am enjoy listening to you and speaking so slowly so i understand what do you said
according to the use of plastic there is safe plastic carry number 5 is safe due to recycling so can be used but it is high prices
Marie-Danielle O’Reilly says:
Your voice is so clear , I could understand every words about this very interesting News in Canada.
From Switzerland, thank you!
First, thank you so so so much for this very easy and interesting audio news report. I enjoyed very much.
I could understand the subject without seeing the text in the best way because you have spoken so clearly and so slowly.
I could also fill in the blanks all words except the word “likely”.
Second, the subject that you have chosen for us is one of the most important subjects in our world.
Because plastics threaten life of all human beings. I heard from a doctor who believed in this subject that plastics can cause many cancers.
Another doctor said on TV that if there are two bottles of water that one is made of plastic and another is made of glass, she chooses the bottle of glass.
I myself remember all supermarkets didn’t use plastic bags in my country before 1979. They used paper bags.
Plastics are also destroying rivers and oceans and they can kill many animals too.
I hope all countries can act for banning plastics because they threaten our health.
Thank you again and best wishes,
Bijan from the Persian Gulf
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Gerardo Torres says:
Hi everybody. It is a good idea this proposal made by Canada. Nowadays we live in an interconnected world the actions that take countries have consequences in others, global armin is increasing every year, so countries should do more.
Thanks Tara, It was a good new for all the planet.
I think plastic is an excellent material but not for single use. If we continue using plastic in that way the damage to the earth will be fatal.
Good for Canada! Hope all the countries follow this example.
Humberto Cárdenas says:
Iam glad to read this news.¡Canada¡ Always on the vanguard¡
Thank you Tara for helping us learn English. Some years ago I studied in Germany. I was amazed by the way they collect empty plastic bottles. They simply install automatic machineries out of the supermarkets, where you can put your empty plastic bottles. According to the type of bottle, the machinery gives you a receipt back. On the receipt you can see how much the empty plastic bottle values. You can use the receipt to buy food at the supermarket. I think this is a very clever and useful idea to collect plastic and give people the chance to take care of their environment.
JOEL VILLAVICENCIO GASTELU says:
A novel solution that I have heard is to make foods containers from tree leaves.
That’s a good podcast.
Thanks to Tara.
I think solution to the problem it founds new materials for multiple using instead plastic product.