What Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban Means for Your Business

February 16, 2024
What Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban Means for Your Business
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As of December 20th, 2022 Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban is in effect.

Keep reading to learn what this means for you and the products you buy and how Champion Products is making sure you have the supplies you need.


Canada single-use ban is in effect for the manufacturing and import of:

  • All polystyrene foam containers, cups, plates and bowls.
  • Black plastic containers, cups, plates and bowls, any material.
  • Black plastic cup lids
  • Single-use plastic shopping bags.
  • Single-use plastic straws and stir sticks.
  • Single-use plastic cutlery.

As it is stated in the new regulations, until December 20th, 2023 (next year), these items can still be sold and used as normal. (source: canada.ca)

This means is that without new manufacturing and importing of these items stock will eventually run out. While supplies last you will still be able to order these items from Champion Products.

Single-Use Plastic items that ARE NOT on the banned list include:

  • Any clear or white plastic containers that are recyclable plastic
  • Any clear or white plastic cup lids
  • Polystyrene foam and plastic meat/produce trays (including black)
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Plastic foodservice wrap “cling wrap” or plastic pallet wrap
  • Zippered and non-zippered plastic food bags
  • Poly pound bags
  • and others that are not specifically mentioned in the government regulations.

Champion Products is already prepared and we’ve made changes to our suppliers and products we offer to make sure you have what you need for your business.

Alternatives to foam and black plastic containers:

  • Recyclable White or Clear Plastic Containers
  • Biodegradable Pulp Containers
  • Folded Paper Containers

Alternatives to plastic shopping bags:

  • Paper Shopping Bags
  • Reusable Plastic Shopping Bags

Alternatives to plastic straws and stir sticks:

  • Paper Straws
  • Plant Based Straws
  • Clear and White Sip Cup Lids
  • Wooden Stir Sticks

Alternatives to single-use plastic cutlery:

  • *Reusable cutlery. Some plastic cutlery may be deemed as reusable if it can withstand 100 washes in a commercial dishwasher.
  • Wooden Cutlery
  • Starch or Plant Based Cutlery
  • Paper Based Cutlery
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