Yorkton entrepreneur says government thwarted his ag-plastics recycling business

May 28, 2023 | 2:13pm

Dallon Leger thought he was part of the solution. The entrepreneur from Yorkton, says he collected more than 1.8 million kilograms of used grain bags over the past few years, helping his neighbours deal with their mounting plastic problem. Leger’s business, EcoGenX, transported the grain bags to a company in the United States that would […]

Straws, stir sticks and bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban

Oct 7, 2020 | 10:52am

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use plastic items that aren’t easily recycled and already have more environmentally friendly alternatives will be the first to go under Canada’s new restrictions on plastics. That means the end of next year will be the end of the road for plastic straws, stir sticks, carry-out bags, cutlery, dishes […]

National plastics ban to likely occur in 2021

Jan 30, 2020 | 7:29pm

A national ban on many single-use plastics is on track for next year after a government report concluded Thursday that there is more than enough evidence proving plastic pollution is harmful. “We will be moving towards a ban on harmful single-use plastics and we will be doing that in 2021,” said Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. […]

Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Jun 10, 2019 | 8:35am

Ottawa has announced its intention to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Monday morning at a nature reserve in Mont St-Hilaire, south of Montreal. The details of how such a ban would be implemented remain unknown, but the government will conduct research to determine the best course […]