A motion to ban single use plastic bottles, plastic straws, and plastic stir sticks has been proposed by City Councillor Markus Chambers.

Single use plastics will be replaced with non-plastic compostable alternatives and ecofriendly straws.

“In a restaurant, I don’t need a straw,” said Chambers.“Changing the public behaviour around straws. It may seem minute, but it does add up.”

The city said this move is part of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan. 

The plans aims to meet long term climate goals by implementing a series of small actions, like banning single use plastic. 

Earlier this year, the Canadian government introduced a ban on harmful single use plastics set to take place in 2021.

The Province of Manitoba is having consultations with the private sector, looking at ways to eliminate the use of plastic bags.

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