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Canadian Public Health Association

Widespread Praise for Federal Single-Use Plastic Ban

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The Canadian Public Health Association is among those applauding a ban on single-use plastics.

The association is commending the federal government for taking a bold approach to address the threat to human health posed by the proliferation of single-use plastics in the environment.

Executive director Ian Culbert says plastics pose distinct risks to human health at every stage as they contaminate and accumulate in the food chain, and require fossil fuels during the manufacturing process.

He says alternatives to plastics already exist and support for their development will provide an opportunity for economic transition and reduction of greenhouse gases.

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