Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – On Monday June 20th, the federal government will make an important announcement on addressing plastic pollution. Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager at Environmental Defence, has been invited to speak at the announcement event being held in Toronto on Monday morning. She will also be available for interviews at and following the event.

Karen will be glad to provide her insights into how the announcement will help in the fight against plastic pollution in Canada, as well as what work remains to be done.

WHO: Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager, Environmental Defence

WHAT: Interview opportunity regarding the federal government’s announcement on addressing plastic pollution

WHERE: “The Giant Tap” single-use plastic artwork, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON, also available remotely

WHEN: Monday, June 20th at 10:00 AM EST for the live announcement, and onwards for interviews

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Lauren Thomas, Environmental Defence,