Canada will appeal single-use plastics ban ruling as pollution impacts are “undebatable”: Guilbeault

From Global News.

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said in Ottawa on Monday that the federal government “intend[s] to appeal” last weeks’ court ruling that overturned a single-use plastics ban.

“The body of scientific evidence showing the impacts on human health, on the environment of plastic pollution is undebatable,” Guilbeault said. “We have to put a stop to that.”

He added that an international plastics treaty won’t be “easy” or “simple” but that there was “incredible momentum” ahead of the 2024 Global Plastics Treaty negotiations in Canada next April.

Comparing it to preparations for the United Nations (UN) Biodiversity Conference COP15 in Montreal in 2022 — which Guilbeault said that Canada had five months to prepare for — he described the agreement for the protection of nature as “historic.”

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