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Prof. Myra Hird Discusses Government Ban on Single Use Plastics in Canada

In this episode, Dr. Myra Hird, Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Canada Wasteflow Program, Queen’s National Scholar and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada joins us in the virtual CFRC studio.

Prof. Hird talks about the Federal Government’s October 7th ban of single use plastics in Canada by the end of 2021, potential unintended consequences of this ban on the environment, businesses and consumers, the work researchers like her do to identify and develop sustainable alternatives, and a few preliminary insights on her upcoming book entitled Canada’s Waste Flows with McGill-Queen’s University Press.