Stop Plastic Pollution
Tackling the Plastic Crisis at the Source
Together we can protect the oceans from plastic pollution
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Plastic is everywhere. It’s on beaches, in Arctic sea ice, in the deepest depths of the ocean, in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Tens of thousands of marine animals have suffered from entanglement or ingestion of plastics – from zooplankton to fish and whales. Enough is enough. Oceana Canada campaigns alongside the other Oceana country offices to stop plastic pollution at the source. We are working to pass policies in Canada that reduce the production of unnecessary single-use plastics, eliminate plastics that cannot be recycled and move toward circular, refill and reuse systems.
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Canada produces over four million tonnes of plastic waste annually. Only eight per cent of that is recycled, leaving the rest to end up in landfill, our environment or be burned. Plastic pollutes at every stage of its lifecycle. Studies have shown that Canada’s plastic waste problem isn’t going away and is only expected to increase without strong intervention right now.
The problem is too big for consumers to solve alone. We need government and industry to change course and prioritize real solutions to reduce single-use plastic production and help solve the crisis plaguing the ocean.
To change the path Canada is on, we must rethink our current system. Canada needs to break the cycle with single-use plastic and move towards systems that refill and reuse materials and packaging. We need all plastic manufactured items to be made from recycled content to ween off new plastics and fossil fuels and create market demand for highly recyclable materials. We need to ban greenwashing, like the burning of plastic waste as a form of recycling and calling plastics that break down into micro-plastics “biodegradable.” It’s time for a world where refilling is the rule and reusing is routine. A world without harmful single-use plastics where life can thrive. Tell the Canadian government you want a world with less plastic and more options >>
Oceana Canada is focused on conducting research and meeting with key decision makers to advance plastic reduction strategies and policies in Canada. As a minimum, we need the Government of Canada to:
- Ban single-use plastic in key sectors like e-commerce and dine-in restaurants and venues
- Phase-out all non-recyclable plastic packaging polymers like polyvinyl chloride and polystyrene
- Bring back refill and reuse to the major single-use plastic sources like beverage bottles, grocery stores, restaurants and shipping
- Ban burning plastic waste as a form of recycling – it’s pollution, not a solution
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