The clock is now ticking for businesses when it comes to finding alternatives to single-use plastics.
On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it is moving to fulfill a promise to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021.
For many Kingston-area businesses, the move comes as no shock as they have adjusted over the last several years to decrease plastic use.
“Paper bags are something we’ve moved to for almost two years. Same with paper straws,” said Richard Wicklam, the manager of the Tir Nan Og Irish Pub.
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