NewsNews VideosVideo WATCH: How will the single use plastics ban effect PG businesses? SHARE ON: Sawyer Bogdan, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 27th, 2019 plastic waste stock image (supplied by Pixabay) With a potential ban on single-use plastics by 2021, how are Prince George businesses going to handle the change? Last week Canada joined other countries in declaring a climate emergency as we are with the effects of climate change. According to the Earth Day Network in 2016, 335-million-metric-tons of plastic was produced around the world. OF that 4-trillion plastic bags were used with only 1 per cent being recycled.