I'll share a little anecdote with my colleagues here around the table. I recently went to my favourite restaurant in Abbotsford, British Columbia, White Spot. I ordered a milkshake at the drive-through. They provided me this time with a straw that was not plastic; it wasn't a single-use plastic. It appeared to be some kind of a paper product. As I consumed the milkshake, the straw became soggier and soggier and eventually collapsed completely in on itself. I wasn't able to finish the milkshake, other than drinking it directly. Of course, it got all over my nose and made a bit of a mess.
The purpose of that anecdote is the fact that, if you're talking about replacing and reducing plastics, you'd better have an alternative that works and that is functional. If it's not functional, we're not serving our communities well.
I'll leave it at that. I'll just say that, as we move forward, we're going to scope out our study, Mr. Chair, and hopefully come up with a limited mandate. I hope that mandate would not be exclusive to reduction but would be much broader. In fact, I wouldn't want to focus on reduction. I would want to focus on how we properly recover and recycle plastic and use it in a responsible, ethical way.