The Problem:

Less than 11 per cent of Canada’s plastics get recycled. The rest end up in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans, destroying ecosystems and leaching toxic chemicals.

We can’t rely on businesses to “do the right thing” voluntarily, so long as making new plastic from fossil resources is cheap, the cost of collecting and recycling plastic is high, and dumping plastic into the environment is “free”.

The Solution:

Canada needs strong, standardized rules from coast-to-coast. We are asking the federal government to create a national plastics strategy that gets us to a plastic-free environment by 2025. We need to ban plastics that are toxic or hard to recycle, stop companies from making single-use plastics from virgin fossil resources, and make the big producers responsible for cleaning up their own plastic mess.

What you can do:

Here are a few actions that you can take to help us stop plastic pollution entering Canada’s environment:


1. Take Action

Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Minister Catherine McKenna, that you want a plastic-free environment by 2025.

Sign our petition

2. GO PLASTIC-FREE

Reduce your own plastic consumption by using a refillable water bottle, refusing plastic straws and bags, or avoiding products with excessive packaging.

3. Join Our Community

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