According to a report by the Canadian Television Network (CTV) on June 20, 2022, the Canadian government announced a ban on single-use plastic products such as plastic bags and plastic lunch boxes. In addition to plastic bags and plastic lunch boxes, the "plastic ban" also involves single-use plastic cutlery, plastic straws, plastic stirring rods and six-pack plastic rings (a plastic product that holds beverages).
The World Earth Day in 2022 is on April 22. This is the 52nd anniversary of the World Earth Day and is commemorated by various events around the world.
The Netherlands will partially ban single-use plastics in 2024. This was reported in a letter dated 29 March 2022 by Vivianne Heijnen, State Secretary at the Netherlands Ministry of Environment, to the Second House of Parliament.
On April 7, 2022, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it will ban the use of single-use plastic bags from June.
The Swedish government announced the latest plastic reduction policy on February 21, 2022 local time, reducing the impact of plastics on the environment by increasing regulations such as increasing the recycling of recycled plastics and increasing green jobs.
According to the Slovenian News Agency on October 19, 2021. On October 19, 2021, the National Assembly of Slovenia conducted a second review of the Bill on Banning the Sale of Single-Use Plastic Products.