Runaway plastic production is drowning the world in persistent and pervasive pollution. This is not only an environmental problem; scientists are increasingly connecting plastics and the chemicals they’re made from to health issues, including cancers, infertility, obesity and heart disease. If we don’t put the brakes on, plastic use is slated to double by 2050 and waste will nearly triple by 2060. Continuing with the status quo also leaves communities nearest to plastic production and waste facilities to suffer the most—including Indigenous communities.


Countries from around the world are negotiating a global treaty to end plastic pollution and Canada is hosting the fourth negotiation session in April 2024. If done right, this treaty could pave the way for a comprehensive solution to one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.



1.  Focus on reducing the amount of plastic made and used around the world

2.  Require countries to act in a coordinated way to address the plastic pollution crisis

3.  Recognize the rights of frontline communities and Indigenous people


To seize this moment, the federal government must adopt decisive measures on plastic pollution right here in Canada. This is an urgent and unique opportunity for Canada to exhibit its leadership to end plastic pollution.



1.  Expand the bans on harmful single-use plastics

2.  Require and support accessible reuse and refill systems for packaging

3. Stop subsidizing plastic production

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Tell the Prime Minister and Canada’s Cabinet Ministers to demonstrate ambitious leadership for overcoming our plastic pollution crisis at the upcoming treaty negotiations.

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There’s still a lot of work to do to get the global treaty we need to end plastic pollution. Our blog goes over what needs to happen next.

Next Stop: Canada, for Tense Talks on a Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution

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You may have heard about a miracle cure for plastic waste that creates green energy in the process—the mystical waste incinerator. It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, unfortunately, that’s because it is.

Burning Garbage Will Not Solve the Plastic Pollution Crisis

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We got some bad news in November of 2023: a federal court judge ruled in favour of Big Plastic’s self-serving arguments and against the government’s approach to regulating plastic pollution. But what does this mean for regulating plastics in Canada?

We Will Not Back Down: Plastics Are Toxic and Must Be Regulated in Canada

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There’s a disturbing push for so-called “compostable” plastic to replace single-use plastic items banned by the federal government. That’s a terrible idea. “Compostable” plastic isn’t all that compostable.

Why “Compostable” Plastic Is Actually Trash