Some of Canada's big brands have sold bottled water that smells like "urine," tastes like "old socks" or reeks of "diarrhea," according to four years' worth of government inspection reports obtained by CBC News.
Waste Reduction Week states that Canadians throw away about 57 million single-use plastic straws everyday, which is over 2 billion each year. With recent awareness around the alarming effects of our plastic waste, many Canadians, restaurants and cities have decided to say no to the straw.
After nearly two years in the making, Canada has finally enacted the ban on microplastics in toiletries. As of July 1st, the manufacture, import, and sale of most toiletries that contain microbeads are all banned. Product exceptions include natural health products and over-the-counter drugs.