The federal government’s election promise to ban single-use plastics will come to fruition next year — and the heads of two Saskatchewan businesses say it’s a welcome move.

Six items were identified when the federal government made its announcement earlier this week: grocery checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, plastic cutlery, six-pack rings and food takeout containers made of hard-to-recycle plastics. 

Moni Minhas, the president and CEO of Minhas Sask. Distillery, Winery and Brewery, says he wishes the government had made the move even sooner.

His company has been using single-use plastics in some products as a temporary measure, Minhas said.

“It will impact our business, and guess what? That’s called progress,” he said. 

“I think we can cope with it. In the larger interest of the communities we live [in] and serve, it is absolutely vital that we take care of the environment.”

Minhas said his company hasn’t used six-pack

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