Information on the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations

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If you manufacture, import or sell certain single-use plastic items, federal regulations may apply to you.


On June 22, 2022, the Government of Canada published the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations. To prevent plastic pollution, the Regulations prohibit the manufacture, import and sale of six categories of single-use plastics that pose a threat to the environment.


On December 20, 2023, the prohibition of sale of plastic check-out bags, cutlery, food-service ware, stir sticks and straws came into effect. For more information on these regulations, please click on the link below or visit


Fact Sheet – Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations December 2023