In October, the federal government finally announced a long-awaited list of single-use plastics to be banned in Canada… that only included six items.
This ban is part of the government's plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. A plan that has industry’s fingerprints all over it and is mostly based on the false hope that we can recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis. The reality is that in the last 70 years, the plastics industry has only been able to recycle 9% of the plastic produced worldwide. With a similar track record in Canada, tackling the other 91% is a pipedream without massive reduction.
To create real change and move away from this "take-make-waste" pattern, Canada’s strategy must include zero waste fundamentals: REDUCE at source and REUSE targets, as well as a wider ban on non-essential single-use plastics.
The government is seeking public input on its strategy before December 9th. Now’s the moment to tell Minister Wilkinson that we need real action to transition to a truly circular, zero waste economy. Send a clear message that we need bold action to tackle the waste crisis.
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