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  • Canada's ban on single-use plastic items delayed until 2022

    While the government announced in the fall of 2020 that its ban on several single-use plastic items would take effect by the end of this year, Environment and Climate Change Canada now says final regulations will be published some time next year instead.

    Plastics are seen being gathered for recycling at a depot in North Vancouver, B.C. on June, 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

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U.K. competition watchdog orders Facebook to sell off Giphy

The United Kingdom's antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook's acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform, saying the deal hurts social media users and advertisers by stifling competition for animated images.

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