TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO END THE PLASTIC DISASTER
The Canadian government committed to ban single-use plastics by 2021 and has just added plastics to the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). While this is a critical step forward to regulate and ban plastics, the rest of the government’s plan to do so falls short. Our oceans are in crisis and there is no time to waste. It’s time to #EndThePlasticDisaster and we need your help.
There’s no denying it: Plastic pollution is killing whales, dolphins, sea turtles and seabirds.
The government is taking steps to turn the tide on plastic pollution, but it’s only planning to ban six single-use plastic items: plastic bags, stir sticks, six-pack rings, straws, cutlery and takeout containers made from plastics that are hard to recycle.
Canada’s Environment Minister stated in the media that these six items are only a “fraction of one per cent” of the plastic products we use. This is a drop in the bucket for an ocean drowning in plastic pollution. The ban won’t make a dent in the 3.3 million tonnes of plastic that is thrown away in Canada every year – a whopping 47 per cent of which is packaging.
JOIN US AND TELL THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO SHOW GLOBAL LEADERSHIP BY EXPANDING THE PLASTIC BAN LIST.