This action plan from Canada’s Environment Ministers contains no actions that will help realize the federal government’s June 10th announcement on plastic pollution.

Now the government urgently needs to show how they will make good on their promise. That means taking the step of declaring plastics as toxic before the election, so that meaningful action to end plastic pollution can begin.

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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Rachel Kitchin, Communications Manager, Environmental Defence, rkitchin@environmentaldefence.ca