Proposed plastics ban a boon for forest products sector, researcher says

A forest industry researcher says northern Ontario is poised to make many soon-to-be-banned plastic products out of wood. (Robert Short/CBC)

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In light of the federal government's plans to ban some single use plastics, a forest industry expert says that could mean more jobs in the industry in northern Ontario.

Doug Singbeil of FP Innovations, a non-profit research group designed to help the forest sector, says the north has a vibrant forestry sector and can make many of the items that have been banned, like straws and packaging trays for takeout food.

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Source: CBC News

 

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